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1952 Hermes Baby Serial # 5247768 1952 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5247768 Taylor Harbin's 1952 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2015-10-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Taylor Harbin: 1952 Hermes Baby Serial # 5247768 Purchased for $30 on Craigslist while in Springfield, MO. The consignment shop owner had drug it out of an attic while doing an estate sale. It's in near perfect working order, minus the clip that holds the right ribbon cover in place. I think Gorilla glue will fix that.

The machine types well enough and the paint is immaculate, except for the back side. Using the carriage shift in single-space is a bit tricky, since the bail bar acts as a stop that can easily be overridden if you use too much force.

Very light weight and a great piece!

1952 Hermes Baby #5247768

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-19-2015 at 03:22PM
Last Edit: 10-19-2015 at 03:23PM


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Purchased for $30 on Craigslist while in Springfield, MO. The consignment shop owner had drug it out of an attic while doing an estate sale. It's in near perfect working order, minus the clip that holds the right ribbon cover in place. I think Gorilla glue will fix that.

The machine types well enough and the paint is immaculate, except for the back side. Using the carriage shift in single-space is a bit tricky, since the bail bar acts as a stop that can easily be overridden if you use too much force.

Very light weight and a great piece!

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Found this in the guts of the machine.
Found this in the guts of the machine.



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