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1960 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3048372 1960 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3048372 Mike Robbie's 1960 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-04-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mike Robbie: 1960 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3048372 "Bocho Suiza"

Early Hermes 3000 with flat paint job, old style plunge-lock case, etc. - appears to be 1960. Pica. Was a mess when I got it from a lady who claimed to need a heart transplant. Was very dirty and required a deep cleaning, new platen from JJ Short, some paint touch-up, some of case and cover needed to be slightly re-formed. Came to me without the cover lock assembly (just a hole was there) and without feet. Was an interesting and rewarding project to restore her and was definitely well worth the time and effort. She is, as of 2024 now, my #1 typer. The touch, feel, look, sound - everything is just fantastic about it now and I can write for hours with no fatigue. Truly inspiring. I got new 3-D printed feet from the folks at Type Space in Portland and had to locally go on a hunt of sorts for the hardware to attach them to the chassis, which was successful too. Found an almost perfect match nail polish for touch-up work and lastly - got super creative with a new push-button style operation for the cover, which I will post elsewhere or a photo of here. All in all, a very special machine. PS- try a silk ribbon if can get one, you'll thank me later!!

1960 Hermes 3000 #3048372

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mike Robbie (MikeRobbie)
Created: 04-17-2024 at 06:24PM
Last Edit: 04-17-2024 at 07:00PM


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"Bocho Suiza"

Early Hermes 3000 with flat paint job, old style plunge-lock case, etc. - appears to be 1960. Pica. Was a mess when I got it from a lady who claimed to need a heart transplant. Was very dirty and required a deep cleaning, new platen from JJ Short, some paint touch-up, some of case and cover needed to be slightly re-formed. Came to me without the cover lock assembly (just a hole was there) and without feet. Was an interesting and rewarding project to restore her and was definitely well worth the time and effort. She is, as of 2024 now, my #1 typer. The touch, feel, look, sound - everything is just fantastic about it now and I can write for hours with no fatigue. Truly inspiring. I got new 3-D printed feet from the folks at Type Space in Portland and had to locally go on a hunt of sorts for the hardware to attach them to the chassis, which was successful too. Found an almost perfect match nail polish for touch-up work and lastly - got super creative with a new push-button style operation for the cover, which I will post elsewhere or a photo of here. All in all, a very special machine. PS- try a silk ribbon if can get one, you'll thank me later!!

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Hunter: Mike Robbie (MikeRobbie)

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Hello. From southern California, been getting into typewriters since the interesting times of 2020. Was looking to re-inspire my songwriting. I have stumbled onto this great therapy, of finding and restoring - and writing- with vintage manual typers. I prefer the ultra-portables and generally 50’s-70’s era, more or less. Couple of rare exceptions. Been a lot of fun! Was cool to find Brad Sarno on here, small world indeed. Hope to pay it forward to the next gen of writers to experience this very existential form of pure and distraction-free writing. https://instagram.com/mikerobbiemusic



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