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1957 Hermes Baby Serial # 5568982 1957 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5568982 Uwe Wachtendorf's 1957 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2014-08-25 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Uwe Wachtendorf: 1957 Hermes Baby Serial # 5568982 In the process of repairing this Baby for a friend, I found it interesting that it must have originally had the hard metal case - all the tell-tale scratch marks are there - but when he bought it the machine came in a nice Hermes soft case.

Something else that was just a little unusual: the space bar was painted black at some point, long ago I assume given the wear. Why would someone want to cover up that "sea foam" green? Possibly to hide worn paint I suppose.

French-Canadian keyboard.

1957 Hermes Baby #5568982

Status: Sightings
Created: 08-25-2014 at 08:20AM
Last Edit: 08-25-2014 at 08:24AM


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In the process of repairing this Baby for a friend, I found it interesting that it must have originally had the hard metal case - all the tell-tale scratch marks are there - but when he bought it the machine came in a nice Hermes soft case.

Something else that was just a little unusual: the space bar was painted black at some point, long ago I assume given the wear. Why would someone want to cover up that "sea foam" green? Possibly to hide worn paint I suppose.

French-Canadian keyboard.

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