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1968 Hermes 3000 #3495727


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The workings of the fabled Hermes margin settings indicator. I would love to have heard the discussion that convinced the product manager to pay for this! See the gallery pics below for more details.

A guy overheard me talking to an antique store owner and offered me this. The antique guy didn’t even want a cut.

This is the second style version and it’s not the pale green (bikies call that color “Celeste†by Bianchi) but I still like it. Though the color is “understatedâ€Â, the typewriter is an imposing presence in a room. Eyecatching, like many modern Volkswagen colors.

Everything works, even the margin ribbon. I’m looking forward to getting to know my first real Hermes. Alredy I’m agreeing with the opinions about the spongy feel of the keys, but that may not bother me.

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Dat arcs!

This is the way it came to me, saving me some anxiety and anguish.

This is the way it came to me, saving me some anxiety and anguish.

the "definitive view"

I would love to have heard the discussion that convinced the product manager to pay for this! It must have been quite a bottleneck on the assembly line!

The right side from the typing position, left side from the back

The left side from the typing position, right side from the back

Hunter: Michael Hoehne (mhoehne)

Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4347

While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.



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