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The Typewriter Database 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3120151 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Melissa Favara: 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3120151 This machine has a nifty silver case and a cursive font. It needs a repair I might be unqualified to make--the carriage return sticks at halfway through a line of typing and sometimes before. I've fiddled with every knob and lever and am no closer to it fully working--about to take it to Ace Typewriter Repair in Portland, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them!

Update: I took this into Ace Typewriter; it needed a new escapement and several adjustments. It types beautifully now and all is in order, so I'm adding some pics and replacing the typing sample.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Melissa Favara:
1962 Hermes 3000

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1962 Hermes 3000
Serial #
3120151

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-21-2015 at 03:59PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2015 at 04:10PM

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This machine has a nifty silver case and a cursive font. It needs a repair I might be unqualified to make--the carriage return sticks at halfway through a line of typing and sometimes before. I've fiddled with every knob and lever and am no closer to it fully working--about to take it to Ace Typewriter Repair in Portland, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them!

Update: I took this into Ace Typewriter; it needed a new escapement and several adjustments. It types beautifully now and all is in order, so I'm adding some pics and replacing the typing sample.


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Melissa Favara
Username: melissafavara

I started collecting typewriters in 1996 when my employer at an old newsstand in Kalamazoo, MI gave me her mother's Underwood Elliot Fisher Noiseless; I love these machines and learning how to repair and maintain them. The Noiseless was the medium for a zine I wrote through the nineties and into the oughts, and my nine-year-old daughter now types regularly.


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