1951 Hermes Ambassador #714566
Status: My Collection
Created: 05-25-2019 at 09:36PM
Last Edit: 08-04-2019 at 09:58PM
I found this machine at an estate sale.
It is in really good condition except that it is missing the back panel and a button. It typed really well out of the box, but it has now received a basic cleaning: compressed air, cleaning of the crinkle paint, and metal polish.
UPDATE 2019-08: The machine now has a back panel and a release button, thanks to Jacques Perrier! It is now complete and looks fantastic.
This is a beast: it is wider and deeper than the Olympia SG-1. But I think that it is lighter. It appears that it has an aluminum frame. It is loaded with features.
For example, the two knobs on top lock, free, or pull back the card holders. It has "magic" margins (called "lightning" margins).
I am struck by the similarities with the Olympia SG-1: look and function are very similar, as well as the incredible build quality. The Ambassador even has a paper injector, a tab clear lever, and an "intermediate" paper table. The carriage pops up like on an SG-1, except that instead of using two knobs, you remove two special screws.
Compared with my 1957 Olympia SG-1, I think I prefer the Ambassador's touch. On the other hand, I think that I am getting a more even print with the SG-1. The color selector is easier to move than on the SG-1.
I wasn't sure I would like the look, but now that it's on my desk, I like it I think this is going to be among my favorites!
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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