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1959 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2227960 1959 Hermes 2000 typewriter, Serial # 2227960 Tas Kyprianou's 1959 Hermes 2000 typewriter. 2023-05-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1959 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2227960 It's a good thing I like this machine so much; it's had such a tough life that it'd be really difficult to sell it on.
I bought it from a listing marked "untested". The body seems a little squewwhiff, the paintwork has aged poorly, it ra ndomly adds a spa ce after typing the letter a (Some days not at all, others, most of the time). Its faults aside, this thing has SOOOO much character. A wonderous typing action. It was my first ever Hermes and within seconds of typing on it, I knew what all the fuss was about. This is a keeper for sure.

1959 Hermes 2000 #2227960

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 07:34AM
Last Edit: 05-28-2023 at 02:57PM


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It's a good thing I like this machine so much; it's had such a tough life that it'd be really difficult to sell it on.
I bought it from a listing marked "untested". The body seems a little squewwhiff, the paintwork has aged poorly, it ra ndomly adds a spa ce after typing the letter a (Some days not at all, others, most of the time). Its faults aside, this thing has SOOOO much character. A wonderous typing action. It was my first ever Hermes and within seconds of typing on it, I knew what all the fuss was about. This is a keeper for sure.

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These 22mm rubber feet from Amazon are brilliant on here. The originals had all but disintegrated. These are really grippy.
These 22mm rubber feet from Amazon are brilliant on here. The originals had all but disintegrated. These are really grippy.







The smallest of all my typefaces. This one is really tiny. S7 = Elite Pica I believe.
The smallest of all my typefaces. This one is really tiny. S7 = Elite Pica I believe.


Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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Points: 4144

UK member with Greek Cypriot heritage, living in London.
Relatively new to the hobby - My first machine was an Everest Mod 90 that I bought after watching a Violet Evergarden anime in December 2021.
My collection now consists of 41 machines.

My absolute favourite remains (just) my 1939 Royal KMM. For me, it's both the prettiest and the "warmest" to type on. It has "Majik" (with a nod to Sandy1)
I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have amassed such a beautiful bunch.



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