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1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5774804 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5774804 Patrick Clawson's 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2018-01-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Clawson: 1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5774804 I learned to type on a square-bodied Hermes 3000, and have always been impressed with the brand. This Rocket model is still a bit stiff, even after a thorough cleaning. In spite of originally being well-made, years of neglect left the sea foam green more of a greeny-brown color.

At the current time, this is the only machine in my collection that doesn't use Pica 10 font.

1960 Hermes Rocket #5774804

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)
Created: 01-27-2018 at 09:32PM
Last Edit: 01-27-2018 at 11:40PM


Description:

I learned to type on a square-bodied Hermes 3000, and have always been impressed with the brand. This Rocket model is still a bit stiff, even after a thorough cleaning. In spite of originally being well-made, years of neglect left the sea foam green more of a greeny-brown color.

At the current time, this is the only machine in my collection that doesn't use Pica 10 font.

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The one flaw is that this Rocket is missing its paper support arm. That may have to be a future shop project.
The one flaw is that this Rocket is missing its paper support arm. That may have to be a future shop project.

"Fabrique en Suisse" says it all.  Rusty, dirty, and wrapped in thin sheet metal, the mechanism exhibits the precision of its larger siblings.
"Fabrique en Suisse" says it all. Rusty, dirty, and wrapped in thin sheet metal, the mechanism exhibits the precision of its larger siblings.

Anybody else think Hermes keys look like pastel-green marshmallows?  I used to like those, when I was small.
Anybody else think Hermes keys look like pastel-green marshmallows? I used to like those, when I was small.

I should be embarrassed to show how dirty (and rusty) the type slugs are.  Cleaning is an ongoing process.
I should be embarrassed to show how dirty (and rusty) the type slugs are. Cleaning is an ongoing process.

Hunter: Patrick Clawson (MTCoalhopper)

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