1961 Hermes Rocket #5867082
Status: My Collection
Created: 10-04-2014 at 03:32PM
Last Edit: 10-06-2014 at 07:09AM
A very nice $20 local score. This 1961 is in great shape. It just needed a basic cleanup and a ribbon, and the draw-string was off the spool. Easy fixes, types great now. This is a nice machine. It takes a bit to get used to the touch. High quality Swiss engineering, very light weight. The platen is hard, and I may consider getting the rubber replaced to really bring this thing back to like-new. Pica typeface.
Hunter: Brad Sarno (bradsarno)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
I've spent my life as a mechanical and electronics tinkerer, bikes, cars, lawnmowers, appliances, cameras, audio gear, guitars, amplifiers, and pedal steel guitars. I was trained as a typist for 2 years back in the late 70's on IBM Selectric II's. At home I recall my mother having an Olympia SM3. More recently we got our daughter a typewriter for Christmas, and that somehow sparked my own personal interest in these fine and interesting machines. Now it's a habit that just won't quit. Daily searches on Craigslist, frequent trips to antique stores & malls, garage sales, etc. It's a fun and healthy addiction.
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