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1940 Hermes 5 Serial # 516897 1940 Hermes 5 typewriter, Serial # 516897 Georg Sommeregger's 1940 Hermes 5 typewriter. 2019-10-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Georg Sommeregger: 1940 Hermes 5 Serial # 516897 Hermes Standard 5 typewriter with large carriage and very small typeface (Ra 260, Raumsparschrift, a k a Migdet-type, 20 characters to 1 inch!). Fitted with an elaborate tabulator. These were used by the Swiss railroads, e.g. to fill in the large format timetables.

1940 Hermes 5 #516897

Status: Sightings
Created: 10-14-2019 at 06:55AM
Last Edit: 10-14-2019 at 07:08AM


Description:

Hermes Standard 5 typewriter with large carriage and very small typeface (Ra 260, Raumsparschrift, a k a Migdet-type, 20 characters to 1 inch!). Fitted with an elaborate tabulator. These were used by the Swiss railroads, e.g. to fill in the large format timetables.

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Hunter: Georg Sommeregger (shordzi)

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Based in Basel, Switzerland. Running typewriters.ch and sommeregger.blogspot.com.
Very early member of the typosphere.



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