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1946 Hermes Media 2000 Serial # 452640 1946 Hermes Media 2000 typewriter, Serial # 452640 Erik Bruchez's 1946 Hermes Media 2000 typewriter. 2024-04-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1946 Hermes Media 2000 Serial # 452640 I bought this Hermes Media in Switzerland and I shipped it to California with other machines. When it arrived, the drawband was stuck around the spring box. Luckily, nothing else was damaged in transit.

I gave this machine the usual treatment, including compressed air, mineral spirits, removing, cleaning and polishing all body panels, etc. In addition:

- I fixed the right platen knob which had broken and had been put back together incorrectly.
- I also redid all the soundproofing felt inside the machine, as it was quite gross.
- I did some very minor paint touch-ups with a black pen.
- I touched up some key legends that were damaged.

I really like the gloss black color of this machine. The "Hermes Media" in front is beautiful, and so are the decals in the back. The machine also has a riveted vendor tag in the back, which says "Hans Kyburz - Solothurn + Grenchen". It's quite a classy tag which fits really well.

The ribbon covers have marks of use and could be repainted at a later time. It bears marks of earlier touch-ups. Other than that, the paint of the machine is almost perfect on the sides and back, with a few traces of use in front.

The machine types really well. This being a Media (as opposed to a regular 2000), it doesn't have touch control or a tabulator.

- 2022-01: new platen

1946 Hermes Media 2000 #452640

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 09-09-2021 at 07:00PM
Last Edit: 04-03-2024 at 12:50PM


Description:

I bought this Hermes Media in Switzerland and I shipped it to California with other machines. When it arrived, the drawband was stuck around the spring box. Luckily, nothing else was damaged in transit.

I gave this machine the usual treatment, including compressed air, mineral spirits, removing, cleaning and polishing all body panels, etc. In addition:

- I fixed the right platen knob which had broken and had been put back together incorrectly.
- I also redid all the soundproofing felt inside the machine, as it was quite gross.
- I did some very minor paint touch-ups with a black pen.
- I touched up some key legends that were damaged.

I really like the gloss black color of this machine. The "Hermes Media" in front is beautiful, and so are the decals in the back. The machine also has a riveted vendor tag in the back, which says "Hans Kyburz - Solothurn + Grenchen". It's quite a classy tag which fits really well.

The ribbon covers have marks of use and could be repainted at a later time. It bears marks of earlier touch-ups. Other than that, the paint of the machine is almost perfect on the sides and back, with a few traces of use in front.

The machine types really well. This being a Media (as opposed to a regular 2000), it doesn't have touch control or a tabulator.

- 2022-01: new platen

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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