I have been looking for a boxy body Hermes 3000 for a few years now and have passed on many priced too high. Not only was this $25, it has both platen knobs too! The original owner whom I bought it from purchased it in 1970 partway through college and wrote exactly 4 term papers on it and that is all. Besides some eraser dust and a few stains here and there this machine is pretty much new and types very nicely. It was made in France and feels very much like a cross between a curvy body and a plastic 3000.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683
In case anyone wondered what an original spool for a French h3K looked like... I threw it away because it was far too cheap and flimsy to reroll on to. It looks nice, but it is the flimsiest plastic I have so far seen on a spool.
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