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The Typewriter Database 1961 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5881083 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hurley: 1961 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5881083 Another machine found locally. It was in pretty rough shape when I got it. The case and body had been bent and didn't latch properly and the machine was filthy. It cleaned up reasonably well, though I had to re-shape quite a few pieces of the aluminum foil Hermes called body panels.

It's still missing the right-hand platen knob and all it's feet and I need to clean the slugs.. You can definitely still see the Hermes Seafoam Green color through the grime and wear, though, and Hermes were very proud of the fact that this machine was made in Switzerland. They tell you no fewer than four times!

Mechanically it seems fine and types as well as you'd expect an extremely lightweight little machine like this to type. Personally, I find it tinny and a bit sluggish to type on, but perhaps that's just due to condition.

Typeface is 4 characters per CM, or just slightly smaller than 10 CPI and labeled either SII6 or S116.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hurley:
1961 Hermes Rocket

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1961 Hermes Rocket
Serial #
5881083

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-17-2016 at 04:30PM
Last Edit: 04-17-2016 at 04:57PM

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Description:

Another machine found locally. It was in pretty rough shape when I got it. The case and body had been bent and didn't latch properly and the machine was filthy. It cleaned up reasonably well, though I had to re-shape quite a few pieces of the aluminum foil Hermes called body panels.

It's still missing the right-hand platen knob and all it's feet and I need to clean the slugs.. You can definitely still see the Hermes Seafoam Green color through the grime and wear, though, and Hermes were very proud of the fact that this machine was made in Switzerland. They tell you no fewer than four times!

Mechanically it seems fine and types as well as you'd expect an extremely lightweight little machine like this to type. Personally, I find it tinny and a bit sluggish to type on, but perhaps that's just due to condition.

Typeface is 4 characters per CM, or just slightly smaller than 10 CPI and labeled either SII6 or S116.


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Michael Hurley
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I'm a newbie and amateur typewriter "collector" in Memphis, TN. I have a small collection I hope to expand in time.


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