1960 Hermes 3000 #3032066
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-13-2016 at 12:28AM
Last Edit: 08-16-2016 at 04:09AM
50s-style 3000 with matte finish and push-button case/embedded plastic handle. Again a micro-elite typeface at about 14 cpi I think. Super classy styling and a dream to use, but the line space selector is missing some gears or parts so can only do single or full double space. Case looks straight out of Pan Am TV show - 50s stewardess written all over it!
I like the gloss finish of my later model better, but this is a fine typer. Still holding out for a pica machine!
Hunter: John Munroe (jamunroe)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.
From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.
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