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The Typewriter Database 1959 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3022960 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen: 1959 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3022960 Purchased via craigslist in Blacksburg, Virginia for $35. I bought this from the original owner, who bought it new and had it custom built with the umlaut and double S (looks like B) for German language use. He also had the brackets added, and this is my only machine in my collection with [brackets]. He was a really cool guy and his career included Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Tech from 1986 to 1994. He claimed not to have used his typewriter since working in the academic field since he had a secretary. Documents created on this machine include his PhD dissertation. He seemed to be an avid typewriter enthusiast, even suggesting that Olivettis were "flimsy" compared to the Swiss-built Hermes typewriters. In spite of his slight on Olivettis which I do love I decided I liked the man a lot and I was very thankful I was the one who saw the deal on craigslist both getting a very good deal and the opportunity to meet a friendly and fascinating person.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1959 Hermes 3000

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1959 Hermes 3000
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3022960

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-17-2013 at 11:51PM
Last Edit: 11-17-2013 at 11:52PM

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Purchased via craigslist in Blacksburg, Virginia for $35. I bought this from the original owner, who bought it new and had it custom built with the umlaut and double S (looks like B) for German language use. He also had the brackets added, and this is my only machine in my collection with [brackets]. He was a really cool guy and his career included Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Tech from 1986 to 1994. He claimed not to have used his typewriter since working in the academic field since he had a secretary. Documents created on this machine include his PhD dissertation. He seemed to be an avid typewriter enthusiast, even suggesting that Olivettis were "flimsy" compared to the Swiss-built Hermes typewriters. In spite of his slight on Olivettis which I do love I decided I liked the man a lot and I was very thankful I was the one who saw the deal on craigslist both getting a very good deal and the opportunity to meet a friendly and fascinating person.


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Mark Petersen
Username: totallyyourtype

I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at totallyyourtype@gmail.com
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683


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