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1951 Hermes Baby Serial # 5195044 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5195044 Erik Bruchez's 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2021-09-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1951 Hermes Baby Serial # 5195044 I bought this QWERTZ Hermes Baby in Switzerland.

I cleaned it and replaced its soundproofing felt. In particular I used red felt for the bottom, which I think goes well with the red highlights of the machine. You can see the red through the keyboard in particular. I also gave the machine new rubber feet, using rubber grommets. I also polished the typebars a little as they were very dull-looking.

Finally, I also replaced the soundproofing/protection in the top case.

I am usually not a fan of ultraportables but this machine types really well.

I just noticed that I am not the only one to have used red felt or fabric as a replacement with this style of machines. Here are two other TWDB entries with machines restored this way:

- https://typewriterdatabase.com/1942-hermes-baby.6191.typewriter
- https://typewriterdatabase.com/1945-hermes-baby.16220.typewriter

1951 Hermes Baby #5195044

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 08-15-2021 at 09:44AM
Last Edit: 09-10-2021 at 06:31PM


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I bought this QWERTZ Hermes Baby in Switzerland.

I cleaned it and replaced its soundproofing felt. In particular I used red felt for the bottom, which I think goes well with the red highlights of the machine. You can see the red through the keyboard in particular. I also gave the machine new rubber feet, using rubber grommets. I also polished the typebars a little as they were very dull-looking.

Finally, I also replaced the soundproofing/protection in the top case.

I am usually not a fan of ultraportables but this machine types really well.

I just noticed that I am not the only one to have used red felt or fabric as a replacement with this style of machines. Here are two other TWDB entries with machines restored this way:

- https://typewriterdatabase.com/1942-hermes-baby.6191.typewriter
- https://typewriterdatabase.com/1945-hermes-baby.16220.typewriter

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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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