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The Typewriter Database 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3153821 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3153821 "Export Section"

Formerly used in the export department of the Kohyei Trading Co., Ltd., of Kobe/Osaka/Tokyo, as identified by the taped stickers on the body. Filthy but not so bad smelling and will clean up nicely. I get the charm of these - even with sticky keys I love the touch! Tiny elite type face. A keeper!

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1962 Hermes 3000

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1962 Hermes 3000
Serial #
3153821

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-27-2015 at 07:26PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:15AM

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"Export Section"

Formerly used in the export department of the Kohyei Trading Co., Ltd., of Kobe/Osaka/Tokyo, as identified by the taped stickers on the body. Filthy but not so bad smelling and will clean up nicely. I get the charm of these - even with sticky keys I love the touch! Tiny elite type face. A keeper!


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John Munroe
Username: jamunroe

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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