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1945 Hermes Baby Serial # 335766 1945 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 335766 Mark Schrad's 1945 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2021-06-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1945 Hermes Baby Serial # 335766 Ugh. This Baby. I got this Hermes Baby from a junk dealer in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in May of 2021, and immediately regretted it. It had this overpowering stench that was tough to describe: a pungent, chemical aroma I've never smelled before. I left it outside the house to air out for a few days. I tried cleaners, detergents, baking-powder treatments, vinegar... nothing could stop it. Eventually I disassembled it and tore out all of the cloth, felt, and sound-dampening material, eventually replacing it with red-and-black plaid designs, which largely--though not completely--got rid of the aroma. Repainted key legends, de-rusted it, repaired the missing drawband and the broken mainspring, and eventually got it working again. The whole thing really turned me off of Hermes Babies.

1945 Hermes Baby #335766

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)
Created: 06-16-2021 at 04:48PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2021 at 04:49PM


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Ugh. This Baby. I got this Hermes Baby from a junk dealer in Gloucester City, New Jersey, in May of 2021, and immediately regretted it. It had this overpowering stench that was tough to describe: a pungent, chemical aroma I've never smelled before. I left it outside the house to air out for a few days. I tried cleaners, detergents, baking-powder treatments, vinegar... nothing could stop it. Eventually I disassembled it and tore out all of the cloth, felt, and sound-dampening material, eventually replacing it with red-and-black plaid designs, which largely--though not completely--got rid of the aroma. Repainted key legends, de-rusted it, repaired the missing drawband and the broken mainspring, and eventually got it working again. The whole thing really turned me off of Hermes Babies.

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Hunter: Mark Schrad (MLSchrad)

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