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1938 Hermes Baby Serial # 143375 1938 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 143375 Laurenz van Gaalen's 1938 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2024-05-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Laurenz van Gaalen: 1938 Hermes Baby Serial # 143375 A lucky find: cosmetically in good condition, with the original spools and... a recovered platen. That wasn't the only maintenance this machine got, the carriage release lever knob has been replaced with some kind of bolt.

The pinch line spacer is textbook example of effective design; it does the job with just a few parts.

Although not the most comfortable machine for writing long pieces, I find the Hermes Baby well suited for notes and the occasional letter. It even accepts envelopes.

1938 Hermes Baby #143375

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)
Created: 05-18-2024 at 02:13AM
Last Edit: 05-18-2024 at 02:14AM


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A lucky find: cosmetically in good condition, with the original spools and... a recovered platen. That wasn't the only maintenance this machine got, the carriage release lever knob has been replaced with some kind of bolt.

The pinch line spacer is textbook example of effective design; it does the job with just a few parts.

Although not the most comfortable machine for writing long pieces, I find the Hermes Baby well suited for notes and the occasional letter. It even accepts envelopes.

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Hunter: Laurenz van Gaalen (Laurenz)

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Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 1828

I live in The Netherlands.
Most common typewriter brands over here are Triumph/Adler, Olympia, Erika, Olivetti, Remington and Brother.
I collect and restore typewriters to learn about their design and to write with them.
laurenz@planet.nl



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