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1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3123640 1962 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3123640 Geir Kihle Hanssen's 1962 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-01-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Geir Kihle Hanssen: 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3123640 Hermes 3000. When this machine came to me it had lots and lots of problems. I restored it using parts bought from the Typewriter museum in Switzerland and the shell of another parts-machine I had. It's a bit of a franken-monster, but it types wonderfully now. The only thing that remains to sort out is that the return arm isn't aligned to the row count lever and doesn't accurately forward the ratcheting wheel on the platen when using the return arm.

1962 Hermes 3000 #3123640

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)
Created: 12-06-2022 at 01:59PM
Last Edit: 01-16-2024 at 05:31AM


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Hermes 3000. When this machine came to me it had lots and lots of problems. I restored it using parts bought from the Typewriter museum in Switzerland and the shell of another parts-machine I had. It's a bit of a franken-monster, but it types wonderfully now. The only thing that remains to sort out is that the return arm isn't aligned to the row count lever and doesn't accurately forward the ratcheting wheel on the platen when using the return arm.

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Hunter: Geir Kihle Hanssen (Teioch)

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I am a Norwegian fellow who enjoys tinkering and fixing up typewriters. One day I decided I wanted a typewriter to write letters on. I bought one that turned out not to work. I got annoyed and decided I should be able to figure out what was wrong and fix it. I did it, but the rush of successfully mending such an intricate machine was like a drug. I wanted more. I decided I would try to buy non-functioning, but pretty machines, fix them and sell them before repeating the process. What I didn't expect was that I would fall in love with the machines I fix so now I suddenly find myself a bit of a collector.



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