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1954 Hermes Baby Serial # 5403172 1954 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5403172 Patrick Jamieson's 1954 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2023-03-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Jamieson: 1954 Hermes Baby Serial # 5403172 Purchased from a reseller in Amsterdam, Netherlands in April 2022. QWERTZ keyboard. Very good cosmetically and functionally, with original case.

This was the first year of the new Hermes Baby Model HD-2/54, which was produced through 1959, beginning with serial number 5400001. It featured a new design with an oval name plate. The gull-wing ribbon covers continued to be employed until 1964. Multi-colored ribbons were not added until 1960.

Sold in March 2023.

1954 Hermes Baby #5403172

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 01:05PM
Last Edit: 03-14-2023 at 09:29PM


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Purchased from a reseller in Amsterdam, Netherlands in April 2022. QWERTZ keyboard. Very good cosmetically and functionally, with original case.

This was the first year of the new Hermes Baby Model HD-2/54, which was produced through 1959, beginning with serial number 5400001. It featured a new design with an oval name plate. The gull-wing ribbon covers continued to be employed until 1964. Multi-colored ribbons were not added until 1960.

Sold in March 2023.

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Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)

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I'm a semi-retired software/web developer with a now eight-year-old grandson, Jaxon, who is crazy about typewriters. In late 2021, at age six, Jaxon got a Montgomery Ward Escort 350 portable from Goodwill that absolutely fascinated him. He still takes it everywhere, and remains especially pleased that it has a key for the number one. He considers his Escort to be our best typer, but I think that honor goes to our second generation 1969 Hermes 3000. Jaxon's got me hooked, and now--between us--we have a growing collection of writing machines. Together, we've set up and equipped a small workshop area and, whenever we get the chance, we clean and perform minor repairs on our typewriters. Now that Jaxon's reading and writing skills are steadily improving, he rarely needs anyone to tell him how to spell the words he wants to type.

Newer to typewriter collecting than Jaxon, I am particularly interested in ultraportables and portables, and have developed a special fondness for Gossen, Hermes, and Rooy machines. I am also very interested in any brand/model with a HCESAR keyboard layout. A collector-at-heart--I have long collected West Indian fiction (40+ years) and Haitian art (30+ years)--I am old enough to have owned and regularly used typewriters back in the pre-PC days.



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