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1950 Hermes Baby Serial # 5181598 1950 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5181598 Heather Hjorth's 1950 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2023-06-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heather Hjorth: 1950 Hermes Baby Serial # 5181598 This 1950 Hermes featuring Cyrilic font was made in Switzerland by Paillard, in Yverdon. It is a gunmetal grey color and has its original metal carrying case/cover. The painted Hermes logo is no longer clearly visible on the front of the machine. The ribbon covers on this machine are in the 'gull wing' configuration - meaning that they open to the sides. The edge of the ribbon covers is highlighted with a stripe of red paint - looking a little like a military uniform.

1950 Hermes Baby #5181598

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)
Created: 06-07-2023 at 02:02PM
Last Edit: 06-07-2023 at 02:54PM


Description:

This 1950 Hermes featuring Cyrilic font was made in Switzerland by Paillard, in Yverdon. It is a gunmetal grey color and has its original metal carrying case/cover. The painted Hermes logo is no longer clearly visible on the front of the machine. The ribbon covers on this machine are in the 'gull wing' configuration - meaning that they open to the sides. The edge of the ribbon covers is highlighted with a stripe of red paint - looking a little like a military uniform.

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Rear view of Hermes Cyrillic machine.
Rear view of Hermes Cyrillic machine.

Hermes Cyrillic side view
Hermes Cyrillic side view

The metal case for the Hermes Baby Cyrillic
The metal case for the Hermes Baby Cyrillic

Serial Number of Hermes Cyrillic
Serial Number of Hermes Cyrillic

Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)

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I collect a variety of mechanical marvels including accordions, pump organs, and typewriters. In addition to collecting, I enjoy cleaning the machines and learning to perform basic repairs.

My typewriter collection began with a 1950s-era Underwood DeLuxe, purchased in the 1990s. Several decades passed before the typewriter bug bit again. Now I live surrounded by a small army of manual machines, including a Blickenderfer No. 7, a tiny 3 bank Underwood (1923), a Smith-Corona Clipper, a handful of Remingtons, and others.

Typewriters let me commune with the memory of my mother. Mum was an amazing typist - a legal secretary at a white-shoe NYC law firm who could accurately type over 100 wpm. Later in life, she taught middle school - many subjects - but typing was her favorite. Unlike teaching English, there was no pile of unpaid papers to grade. Prior to the advent of word processors, her last typewriter was a hulking beast of an IBM Selectric.



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