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1951 Hermes Baby

Serial #A-5223172

The Hermes Baby is one of the best portables out there, and I was eager to get my dirty hands on one of those. I finally managed to do so with this one, whose previous owner carried it everywhere. It has been a very appreciated typewriter, and now I´ll try to give it a new life.

As expected, it works just great. It has seen much action, and it will be back at the front again. If I had to complain about something, I´d say the bodywork is a bit deteriorated, but that´s the clear signal of how much this typewriter has been used.

Owned By: Javier Vazquez del Olmo

Username: Javi
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 4569
Galleries: 200
Collection: 181
Sightings: 19

The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98.

Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter is the only one which is NOT in my collection. How ironic...

Things then got... complex. I moved from Valladolid to my village, and suddenly found myself with a lot of room available at home, so the small collection is turning into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.

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