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1968 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3499863 1968 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3499863 James Gifford's 1968 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2017-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1968 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3499863 The first typewriter I purchased in the modern era (I owned an Underwood No 5 and a Smith-Corona of some sort as a kid). I love the oversized sweeping carriage return lever. Great shape. Has a cover, with a carefully incised hole for the return lever, and might have once had a case, I don't know. I finally brought it home from the office, where I hide my purchases before I can sneak them home. The paper supports do work; I just forgot to lift them up for the photo.

1968 Hermes 3000 #3499863

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-09-2017 at 02:58PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2017 at 03:00PM


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The first typewriter I purchased in the modern era (I owned an Underwood No 5 and a Smith-Corona of some sort as a kid). I love the oversized sweeping carriage return lever. Great shape. Has a cover, with a carefully incised hole for the return lever, and might have once had a case, I don't know. I finally brought it home from the office, where I hide my purchases before I can sneak them home. The paper supports do work; I just forgot to lift them up for the photo.

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Is that an oversized carriage-return lever in your pocket or . . .
Is that an oversized carriage-return lever in your pocket or . . .




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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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