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1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5759493 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5759493 Mitchell Dayton's 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2019-01-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mitchell Dayton: 1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5759493 Paid way too much money for this Rocket from an online refurbisher. Cosmetic condition was excellent, but the mechanical restoration was half-hearted. You shouldn’t see oily eraser shavings all over the inside of your expensive restored typewriter, right? I took it upon myself to finish the cleaning and degreasing further and now this is the second nicest Rocket I own to type on. As much as I love Hermes machines, I can’t say I’m as big a fan of the mint green color they used in the 1960s. Has been treated to new platen rubber, feed rollers and bottom feet. 12.7cpi Elite

1960 Hermes Rocket #5759493

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)
Created: 01-19-2019 at 05:42PM
Last Edit: 01-29-2019 at 02:17PM


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Paid way too much money for this Rocket from an online refurbisher. Cosmetic condition was excellent, but the mechanical restoration was half-hearted. You shouldn’t see oily eraser shavings all over the inside of your expensive restored typewriter, right? I took it upon myself to finish the cleaning and degreasing further and now this is the second nicest Rocket I own to type on. As much as I love Hermes machines, I can’t say I’m as big a fan of the mint green color they used in the 1960s. Has been treated to new platen rubber, feed rollers and bottom feet. 12.7cpi Elite

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Really cool carrying case and still in decent shape. Zipper still  intact and working well.
Really cool carrying case and still in decent shape. Zipper still intact and working well.

Hunter: Mitchell Dayton (aphexteknol)

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Commodore 64 computer expert, and lover of most things retro. Typewriter collector since 2017.



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