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1942 Hermes Media 2000 Serial # 383243 1942 Hermes Media 2000 typewriter, Serial # 383243 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1942 Hermes Media 2000 typewriter. 2022-02-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1942 Hermes Media 2000 Serial # 383243 [This machine was sold to a collector in the states] A machine bought from a man whose father used this machine as his business machine. He was a merchant who travelled Europe. The seller told me as a fun tidbit that this machine had typed out contracts and letters of confirmed sales for amounts that summed up to the millions. The machine itself is in a very good state. Paint is almost chip free with only a few surface scratches here and there. Typing is fantastic. Even when I got the machine it did not require any cleaning at all to function, save for one type arm. Typeface sample is with two colours, but the second colour is dark blue so you have to look close to see it.

1942 Hermes Media 2000 #383243

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 04-19-2021 at 08:50AM
Last Edit: 02-08-2022 at 01:22PM


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[This machine was sold to a collector in the states] A machine bought from a man whose father used this machine as his business machine. He was a merchant who travelled Europe. The seller told me as a fun tidbit that this machine had typed out contracts and letters of confirmed sales for amounts that summed up to the millions. The machine itself is in a very good state. Paint is almost chip free with only a few surface scratches here and there. Typing is fantastic. Even when I got the machine it did not require any cleaning at all to function, save for one type arm. Typeface sample is with two colours, but the second colour is dark blue so you have to look close to see it.

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Swedish keyboard layout. I am unsure whether the sellers father was Swedish himself, if he primarily worked with Swedish people, or if there was some other reason to why this was selected. Perhaps it was not a choice given to him by the company he worked for?
Swedish keyboard layout. I am unsure whether the sellers father was Swedish himself, if he primarily worked with Swedish people, or if there was some other reason to why this was selected. Perhaps it was not a choice given to him by the company he worked for?



Sticker from its last service, performed in 1980.
Sticker from its last service, performed in 1980.



Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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