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1951 Hermes Baby Serial # A-5223172 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # A-5223172 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2014-12-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1951 Hermes Baby Serial # A-5223172 The Hermes Baby is one of the best portables out there, and I was eager to get my dirty hands on one of those. I finally managed to do so with this one, whose previous owner carried it everywhere. It has been a very appreciated typewriter, and now I´ll try to give it a new life.

As expected, it works just great. It has seen much action, and it will be back at the front again. If I had to complain about something, I´d say the bodywork is a bit deteriorated, but that´s the clear signal of how much this typewriter has been used.

1951 Hermes Baby #A-5223172

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-05-2014 at 05:04AM
Last Edit: 12-05-2014 at 05:05AM


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The Hermes Baby is one of the best portables out there, and I was eager to get my dirty hands on one of those. I finally managed to do so with this one, whose previous owner carried it everywhere. It has been a very appreciated typewriter, and now I´ll try to give it a new life.

As expected, it works just great. It has seen much action, and it will be back at the front again. If I had to complain about something, I´d say the bodywork is a bit deteriorated, but that´s the clear signal of how much this typewriter has been used.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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