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1957 Hermes Baby #5568982


In the process of repairing this Baby for a friend, I found it interesting that it must have originally had the hard metal case - all the tell-tale scratch marks are there - but when he bought it the machine came in a nice Hermes soft case.

Something else that was just a little unusual: the space bar was painted black at some point, long ago I assume given the wear. Why would someone want to cover up that "sea foam" green? Possibly to hide worn paint I suppose.

French-Canadian keyboard.

Typeface Specimen:


Hunter: Uwe Wachtendorf (Uwe)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 13159

Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.

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