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The Typewriter Database 1964 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3261604 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1964 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3261604 "Grail"

My number one grail machine: a pica Hermes 3000! So far it is a beautiful typer with no major flaws other than a scuff mark where the previous owner tried to return the carriage without properly closing the ribbon cover. A culmination of my year-long search for perfection - now to pound out that first novel draft in earnest! No excuses. :-)

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1964 Hermes 3000

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1964 Hermes 3000
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3261604

Status: My Collection
Created: 06-17-2016 at 07:57AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 03:55AM

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"Grail"

My number one grail machine: a pica Hermes 3000! So far it is a beautiful typer with no major flaws other than a scuff mark where the previous owner tried to return the carriage without properly closing the ribbon cover. A culmination of my year-long search for perfection - now to pound out that first novel draft in earnest! No excuses. :-)


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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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