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The Typewriter Database 1963 Hermes Baby Serial # 5985318 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1963 Hermes Baby Serial # 5985318 Bought this on a recent trip to Paris, when I had to leave a Lettera 22 at home.

The keyboard is Swiss QWERTZ, which supports both German and French languages. How does that work? You start with a QWERTZ (German) layout, then add all the accent marks you'd expect to find on an AZERTY keyboard for typing in French. It took me no time to learn, as a native English-speaker the QWERTZ layout is easier to use and it was a bonus to type French names with the additional accents.

This particular specimen is easy to get a rhythm going, so I expect it will be a go-to for future travels.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O:
1963 Hermes Baby

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1963 Hermes Baby
Serial #
5985318

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-14-2016 at 08:16PM
Last Edit: 02-14-2016 at 08:16PM

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Bought this on a recent trip to Paris, when I had to leave a Lettera 22 at home.

The keyboard is Swiss QWERTZ, which supports both German and French languages. How does that work? You start with a QWERTZ (German) layout, then add all the accent marks you'd expect to find on an AZERTY keyboard for typing in French. It took me no time to learn, as a native English-speaker the QWERTZ layout is easier to use and it was a bonus to type French names with the additional accents.

This particular specimen is easy to get a rhythm going, so I expect it will be a go-to for future travels.


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Scott O
Username: ScottO

Writer, collector and typewriter tinkerer based in the Seattle area, WA State, U.S.A.