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1961 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5849554 1961 Hermes Rocket typewriter, Serial # 5849554 Sarah Keller's 1961 Hermes Rocket typewriter. 2020-01-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Sarah Keller: 1961 Hermes Rocket Serial # 5849554 This was my third typewriter, purchased on kijiji from a gentleman downsizing a collection in 2014-15. I was surprised at the price, I'm pretty sure he could have sold it for more online so I'm very thankful that he chose to sell it locally. I barely knew anything about typewriters (this is still mostly true), but I felt it was a really good find in really good condition. Had an alignment issue that I was recently able to fix with some assistance from the pros here! As with any lightweight portable she does have the tendency to migrate a bit with fast typing but other than that she's a smooth operator!

1961 Hermes Rocket #5849554

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-20-2020 at 10:04PM
Last Edit: 01-20-2020 at 10:04PM


Description:

This was my third typewriter, purchased on kijiji from a gentleman downsizing a collection in 2014-15. I was surprised at the price, I'm pretty sure he could have sold it for more online so I'm very thankful that he chose to sell it locally. I barely knew anything about typewriters (this is still mostly true), but I felt it was a really good find in really good condition. Had an alignment issue that I was recently able to fix with some assistance from the pros here! As with any lightweight portable she does have the tendency to migrate a bit with fast typing but other than that she's a smooth operator!

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Hunter: Sarah Keller (Kellsar)

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Points: 20

My typewriter addiction started in about 2013 after I joined a snailmail-swap group online and felt I had an excuse to buy one. I didn't intend to have a collection...it just kinda happened! Hoping to learn more about my current collection, and repair some of the issues with a few of the (as-is) purchases.



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