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1956 Hermes Baby #5520274



This pristine sea foam typewriter types wonderfully right out of the box - well with new ribbon - and is perfect in all respects except for the quirky design on its top shell cover thanks to many stuck and removed stickers and decals. After cleaning it should become one of my favorite travel typers - the ugly case makes it an unattractive target for thieves. :-D Came with original spools and old ribbon, which I switched out for an FJA Products blue one. Keeping the original spools until I get around to rewinding the ribbon onto them!

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Why "Picasso"? Because this.
Why "Picasso"? Because this.

Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 3021

From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.

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