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1954 Hermes Baby Serial # 5359345 1954 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5359345 James Gifford's 1954 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2017-03-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1954 Hermes Baby Serial # 5359345 I learned a lesson today. A machine sold "as is" suggests there might just be something wrong with it. Duh. The carriage slides with ease and the stencils are fairly fresh. I assumed that the German keyset might have diminished the price in the seller's eyes. Nope. It's a missing W type slug, which I didn't notice until I started enjoying the machine at home. Oh well. There are lots of words without W's, right?

1954 Hermes Baby #5359345

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 03-12-2017 at 04:36PM
Last Edit: 03-12-2017 at 04:38PM


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I learned a lesson today. A machine sold "as is" suggests there might just be something wrong with it. Duh. The carriage slides with ease and the stencils are fairly fresh. I assumed that the German keyset might have diminished the price in the seller's eyes. Nope. It's a missing W type slug, which I didn't notice until I started enjoying the machine at home. Oh well. There are lots of words without W's, right?

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Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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