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1957 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5593006 1957 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5593006 Paul Zagaeski's 1957 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2020-04-15 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Paul Zagaeski: 1957 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5593006 Hermes Rocket (1957). Acquired Jan 2019 from a U.S.A. Craigslist seller. Badly damaged by a drop on a hard surface, impact on the right rear. Frame and shell deformed, right platen knob gone, shell components detached, screws missing so shell pieces were loose and deformed also. Ribbon covers deformed and would not stay closed. Carriage return and left platen knob mangled, required several attempts to re-thread the left platen assembly correctly so carriage return and platen indexing worked. Cover latch buttons both damaged, had to remove the left latch button entirely. Later discovered ribbon reverse mechanism was disabled by a detached spring. Finally fully repaired Apr 2020. Solid, satisfying typer, needs a pad with some grippiness to keep from shooting across the desk with each carriage return.

1957 Hermes Rocket #5593006

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Paul Zagaeski (pzags41)
Created: 04-15-2020 at 12:47AM
Last Edit: 04-15-2020 at 01:41AM


Description:

Hermes Rocket (1957). Acquired Jan 2019 from a U.S.A. Craigslist seller. Badly damaged by a drop on a hard surface, impact on the right rear. Frame and shell deformed, right platen knob gone, shell components detached, screws missing so shell pieces were loose and deformed also. Ribbon covers deformed and would not stay closed. Carriage return and left platen knob mangled, required several attempts to re-thread the left platen assembly correctly so carriage return and platen indexing worked. Cover latch buttons both damaged, had to remove the left latch button entirely. Later discovered ribbon reverse mechanism was disabled by a detached spring. Finally fully repaired Apr 2020. Solid, satisfying typer, needs a pad with some grippiness to keep from shooting across the desk with each carriage return.

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