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1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5784837 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5784837 Patrick Jamieson's 1960 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2023-03-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Patrick Jamieson: 1960 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5784837 Purchased in Feb 2023 from the original owner, who received this Rocket new as a gift from her parents in 1960. All original in leatherette case, and in very good condition. So far, I have only replaced the ribbon and cleaned and conditioned the case.
SOLD March 2023

1960 Hermes Rocket #5784837

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)
Created: 03-03-2023 at 06:43PM
Last Edit: 03-30-2023 at 05:05PM


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Purchased in Feb 2023 from the original owner, who received this Rocket new as a gift from her parents in 1960. All original in leatherette case, and in very good condition. So far, I have only replaced the ribbon and cleaned and conditioned the case.
SOLD March 2023

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Hunter: Patrick Jamieson (pjamieson)

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I'm a semi-retired software/web developer with a now eight-year-old grandson, Jaxon, who is crazy about typewriters. In late 2021, at age six, Jaxon got a Montgomery Ward Escort 350 portable from Goodwill that absolutely fascinated him. He still takes it everywhere, and remains especially pleased that it has a key for the number one. He considers his Escort to be our best typer, but I think that honor goes to our second generation 1969 Hermes 3000. Jaxon's got me hooked, and now--between us--we have a growing collection of writing machines. Together, we've set up and equipped a small workshop area and, whenever we get the chance, we clean and perform minor repairs on our typewriters. Now that Jaxon's reading and writing skills are steadily improving, he rarely needs anyone to tell him how to spell the words he wants to type.

Newer to typewriter collecting than Jaxon, I am particularly interested in ultraportables and portables, and have developed a special fondness for Gossen, Hermes, and Rooy machines. I am also very interested in any brand/model with a HCESAR keyboard layout. A collector-at-heart--I have long collected West Indian fiction (40+ years) and Haitian art (30+ years)--I am old enough to have owned and regularly used typewriters back in the pre-PC days.



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