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1946 Hermes Baby Serial # 5018286 1946 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5018286 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1946 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2017-12-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1946 Hermes Baby Serial # 5018286 The third Baby at home, and I was more or less forced to acquire this one. A good friend badly wanted to sell it, so I bought / rescued the typewriter. I´m not a big fan of the Baby, but I´ve ended up with three of them and I still don´t have any of the newer generation.

The typewriter isn´t in good shape. Everything points at a bad repairing attempt because the mainspring drum is wrongly mounted and the back panel isn´t properly fixed to the body. Most probably the spring lost tension and someone tried to fix it but didn´t succeed.

It doesn´t work and I´m in no hurry to fix it, but I´ll eventually do it.

1946 Hermes Baby #5018286

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-23-2017 at 08:19AM
Last Edit: 12-23-2017 at 08:19AM


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The third Baby at home, and I was more or less forced to acquire this one. A good friend badly wanted to sell it, so I bought / rescued the typewriter. I´m not a big fan of the Baby, but I´ve ended up with three of them and I still don´t have any of the newer generation.

The typewriter isn´t in good shape. Everything points at a bad repairing attempt because the mainspring drum is wrongly mounted and the back panel isn´t properly fixed to the body. Most probably the spring lost tension and someone tried to fix it but didn´t succeed.

It doesn´t work and I´m in no hurry to fix it, but I´ll eventually do it.

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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