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1963 Hermes Baby

Serial #5985318

1963 Hermes Baby

Bought this on a recent trip to Paris, when I had to leave a Lettera 22 at home.

The keyboard is Swiss QWERTZ, which supports both German and French languages. How does that work? You start with a QWERTZ (German) layout, then add all the accent marks you'd expect to find on an AZERTY keyboard for typing in French. It took me no time to learn, as a native English-speaker the QWERTZ layout is easier to use and it was a bonus to type French names with the additional accents.

This particular specimen is easy to get a rhythm going, so I expect it will be a go-to for future travels.

Owned By: Scott O

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1963 Hermes Baby Type Sample

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