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1962 Hermes 3000

Serial #3156598

Raise your hand if you have one of these. That's what I thought. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with the 3000; I love its design and type action, but hate working on the thing. The ribbon system and its numerous pulleys and springs that are used to indicate the location of the margin stops is just one example of how over-engineered this typewriter is. There's no arguing its brilliance and relevance in the history of typewriters, but it's also a prime example of why the less-is-more design philosophy exists.

Owned By: Uwe Wachtendorf

Username: Uwe
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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Typewriter collector based in Toronto who prefers mid-century models.

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