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1961 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2227960 1961 Hermes 2000 typewriter, Serial # 2227960 Tas Kyprianou's 1961 Hermes 2000 typewriter. 2022-04-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tas Kyprianou: 1961 Hermes 2000 Serial # 2227960 It's a good thing I like this machine so much; it's had such a tough life that it'd be really difficult to sell it on.
I bought it from a listing marked "untested". The body seems a little squewwhiff, the paintwork has aged poorly, it ra ndomly adds a spa ce after typing the letter a (Some days not at all, others, most of the time). Its faults aside, this thing has SOOOO much character. A wonderous typing action. It was my first ever Hermes and within seconds of typing on it, I knew what all the fuss was about. This is a keeper for sure.

1961 Hermes 2000 #2227960

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)
Created: 04-10-2022 at 07:34AM
Last Edit: 04-26-2022 at 07:37AM


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It's a good thing I like this machine so much; it's had such a tough life that it'd be really difficult to sell it on.
I bought it from a listing marked "untested". The body seems a little squewwhiff, the paintwork has aged poorly, it ra ndomly adds a spa ce after typing the letter a (Some days not at all, others, most of the time). Its faults aside, this thing has SOOOO much character. A wonderous typing action. It was my first ever Hermes and within seconds of typing on it, I knew what all the fuss was about. This is a keeper for sure.

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The smallest of all my typefaces. This one is really tiny. S7 = Elite Pica I believe.
The smallest of all my typefaces. This one is really tiny. S7 = Elite Pica I believe.






These 22mm rubber feet from Amazon are brilliant on here. The originals had all but disintegrated. These are really grippy.
These 22mm rubber feet from Amazon are brilliant on here. The originals had all but disintegrated. These are really grippy.



Hunter: Tas Kyprianou (Tas)

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UK member living in London with Greek Cypriot heritage.
New to the hobby - December 2021. The Linea 88 parts machine notwithstanding, my collection now stands at 19 machines (how did that happen?!).
My prettiest machine is an everlasting tussle between my Smith Corona Clipper and my Remington Non-Tab Portable. Like Bagpuss, they're both saggy and a bit loose at the seams but I love them. The utterly astonishing Blue Bird 18b has toppled my long-standing King of Typers, the Adler Universal. My Hermes 3000 Mk 3, 2000, the FACIT TP1, and the other Olympia SMs all regularly chomp at the heels of my top two typers and I count my blessings that I am lucky enough to have collected such a beautiful bunch if I'm honest.



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