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1946 Hermes Baby Serial # 5025293 1946 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5025293 Amanda Wood's 1946 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2023-07-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Amanda Wood: 1946 Hermes Baby Serial # 5025293 Purchased at a consignment shop. It's so very dirty, typebars are bent in numerous places, there's a bit of a crack in the right ribbon cover, glitter was glued to the backspace and margin release keys, and keys are nearly illegible in places due to years of gunk... but function is intact. Will get a typeface sample after intense cleanup... the poor bottom looks to have felt in it, but it's just dust bunnies, and I could barely make out the ├ž it's so gunked up...
QWERTZ keyboard, tracks to Hermes' Swiss-German (5504-B) keyboard.

Updated with typeface sample. Still not 100% happy with the J and Q positioning but at least they strike the platen now! Will continue tweaking.

1946 Hermes Baby #5025293

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Amanda Wood (typesofthought)
Created: 07-23-2023 at 05:36PM
Last Edit: 07-30-2023 at 06:57AM


Description:

Purchased at a consignment shop. It's so very dirty, typebars are bent in numerous places, there's a bit of a crack in the right ribbon cover, glitter was glued to the backspace and margin release keys, and keys are nearly illegible in places due to years of gunk... but function is intact. Will get a typeface sample after intense cleanup... the poor bottom looks to have felt in it, but it's just dust bunnies, and I could barely make out the ├ž it's so gunked up...
QWERTZ keyboard, tracks to Hermes' Swiss-German (5504-B) keyboard.

Updated with typeface sample. Still not 100% happy with the J and Q positioning but at least they strike the platen now! Will continue tweaking.

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Poor case, so beat up. But functional.
Poor case, so beat up. But functional.



Hunter: Amanda Wood (typesofthought)

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I am quite new to the typewriter world (first bought 6/2023), but I sort of jumped right in with three typewriters in my first week. I am interested in the mechanics of manual typewriters, as well as have an affinity for cleaning up long-forgotten gems. I'm a Smith-Corona fiend, but any nice typewriter will do!



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