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1962 Hermes 3000

Serial #3161829

Every newly acquired typewriter needs to have some little issue to be repaired. It gives me a feeling of having added value - of ownership. I was nearly disappointed, then, with this Hermes 3000 until I discovered that the carriage return lever was rubbing on the ribbon cover. A bit of careful metal "reforming" (I've learned that we do not say "bend" in the typosphere) and it was good to go. Really. EVerything works like it should, including the clever margin and tab stop settings. As far as figuring those out, I got halfway there on my own; Ted Munk's posted manual got me the rest of the way. I even learned there is a key to unjam jammed keys. This machine truly stands at the peak of typewriter evolution.

Owned By: Anthony Mindling

Username: tmindling
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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Almost at the same instant that the idea occurred to me of how much fun it might be for my children (7) and grandchildren (13) to get letters - real letters in the mail - i went digging through the dusty nether regions of our storage area to pull out my beloved 1957 Olympia SM3 Portable and the old Royal 10 I'd rescued from a neighbor's garbage can in the 1960's. Refurbishing them triggered a typewriter obsession. Don't tell my wife, but i believe there are now about 20 of them.

I love their looks, their intricate and precise mechanisms, and dinking around in the workshop tuning them up and bringing them back to life. i also, unfortunately, love the thrill of the hunt on eBay. But all of them are put to use for correspondence and my new hobby of decorated art letters. And sometimes they even inspire a bit of poetry.

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