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1953 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5314709 1953 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5314709 Joe Van Cleave's 1953 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2015-01-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Joe Van Cleave: 1953 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5314709 Originally owned by USAF pilot and aircraft engineer who was a principal designer of the SR-71 jet engines.

When I acquired this machine, many keys would fail to advance the carriage; I added thin brass sleeves (tubes) to each linkage in order to fix the problem.

1953 Hermes Rocket #5314709

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-30-2015 at 01:40PM
Last Edit: 01-30-2015 at 01:40PM


Description:

Originally owned by USAF pilot and aircraft engineer who was a principal designer of the SR-71 jet engines.

When I acquired this machine, many keys would fail to advance the carriage; I added thin brass sleeves (tubes) to each linkage in order to fix the problem.

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Hunter: Joe Van Cleave (JoeV)

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