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1963 Hermes 3000 #3195577


This was my third machine. I bought it at Charlottesville Office Machine Company from Ted Wood, the owner. Ted has worked there since 1956. This Hermes was immaculately restored and cleaned by him. It cost me $125 and given the state of the machine I would still call it a good deal. It was not my intent to buy a Hermes that day; I went in to the shop to have a Smith Corona Classic 10 which liked to skip looked at. Ted showed me it could be typed on without it skipping but offered the 3000 as a suitable machine for heavy writing. I knew of the excellent reputation the 3000 had and so I bought it. And that was the day another typewriter collector was born...

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Hunter: Mark Petersen (totallyyourtype)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 2057

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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