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1949 Hermes Baby Serial # 5137503 1949 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5137503 Patrick Jamieson's 1949 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2022-08-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Jamieson: 1949 Hermes Baby Serial # 5137503 Purchased in May 2022 from an individual in Great Britain. QWERTY keyboard with both British Pound and U.S. Dollar symbols. We have cleaned it, and replaced the rubber feet. Types nicely. Typeface: Pica 2.5mm.
SOLD Aug 2022

1949 Hermes Baby #5137503

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)
Created: 05-25-2022 at 06:11PM
Last Edit: 08-01-2022 at 08:58AM


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Purchased in May 2022 from an individual in Great Britain. QWERTY keyboard with both British Pound and U.S. Dollar symbols. We have cleaned it, and replaced the rubber feet. Types nicely. Typeface: Pica 2.5mm.
SOLD Aug 2022

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Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)

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I'm a semi-retired software/web developer with a six-and-a-half-year-old grandson, Jaxon, who is crazy about typewriters. In late 2021, Jaxon got a Montgomery Ward Escort 350 portable from Goodwill that absolutely fascinated him. He takes it everywhere, and is especially pleased that it has a key for the number one. He considers that to be our best typer, but I think that honor goes to our second generation 1969 Hermes 3000. Jaxon's got me hooked, and now--between us--we have a growing collection of writing machines. Together, we've set up and equipped a small workshop area, and whenever we get the chance we clean and perform minor repairs on our typewriters. As bedtime reading, Jaxon insists on hearing excerpts from *The Typewriter Revolution* by Richard Polt. He says that next year he will be learning to read and spell, and he will then no longer need grown-ups to tell him the letters of the words he wants to type.

Newer to typewriter collecting than Jaxon, I am particularly interested in ultra-portables and portables, and have developed a special fondness for Hermes machines. A collector-at-heart--I have long collected West Indian fiction (40 years) and Haitian art (30 years)--I am old enough to have owned and used typewriters back in the pre-PC days.



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