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1960 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2239102 1960 Hermes 2000 typewriter, Serial # 2239102 Nick Winter's 1960 Hermes 2000 typewriter. 2020-01-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Winter: 1960 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2239102 According to its owner, this typewriter was first used in the Swiss Army - it also came with some interesting ephemera such as a list of the members of a church circle in a Swiss town. The exterior is really scungy - when I rubbed it with a finger I scraped off a film of nasty green stuff. Nicotine perhaps?

All the same, this typewriter is every bit as efficient and precise as you'd expect to come out of a country of watchmakers. Aside from an irritating problem with the 'magic margins' that initially stopped it from writing along half of the line length, this machine lets me type at a million miles an hour... provided I don't mess up the switched Z and Y!

Sold May 2019.

1960 Hermes 2000 #2239102

Status: Sightings
Created: 12-29-2015 at 01:06AM
Last Edit: 01-19-2020 at 03:49PM


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According to its owner, this typewriter was first used in the Swiss Army - it also came with some interesting ephemera such as a list of the members of a church circle in a Swiss town. The exterior is really scungy - when I rubbed it with a finger I scraped off a film of nasty green stuff. Nicotine perhaps?

All the same, this typewriter is every bit as efficient and precise as you'd expect to come out of a country of watchmakers. Aside from an irritating problem with the 'magic margins' that initially stopped it from writing along half of the line length, this machine lets me type at a million miles an hour... provided I don't mess up the switched Z and Y!

Sold May 2019.

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