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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe:
1969 Hermes Baby

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1969 Hermes Baby
Serial #
9204354

Status: My Collection
Created: 03-03-2016 at 10:33PM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:02AM

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Description:

"Grit"

Visually similar to my metal Swiss-made 1965 Baby other than the blander color of body and keytops on this model, it has a cheap plastic knock-off feel. That said, it functions, sounds, weighs and feels practically identical! Wonderful "disposable" travel typer for canoe trips, mountain trekking, etc. Surprisingly acceptable in spite of plastic yuckiness.


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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 with serious help from my honey. 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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