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1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3120151 1962 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3120151 Melissa Favara's 1962 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2015-09-09 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Melissa Favara: 1962 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3120151 This machine has a nifty silver case and a cursive font. It needs a repair I might be unqualified to make--the carriage return sticks at halfway through a line of typing and sometimes before. I've fiddled with every knob and lever and am no closer to it fully working--about to take it to Ace Typewriter Repair in Portland, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them!

Update: I took this into Ace Typewriter; it needed a new escapement and several adjustments. It types beautifully now and all is in order, so I'm adding some pics and replacing the typing sample.

1962 Hermes 3000 #3120151

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-21-2015 at 03:59PM
Last Edit: 09-09-2015 at 04:10PM


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This machine has a nifty silver case and a cursive font. It needs a repair I might be unqualified to make--the carriage return sticks at halfway through a line of typing and sometimes before. I've fiddled with every knob and lever and am no closer to it fully working--about to take it to Ace Typewriter Repair in Portland, but if anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful to hear them!

Update: I took this into Ace Typewriter; it needed a new escapement and several adjustments. It types beautifully now and all is in order, so I'm adding some pics and replacing the typing sample.

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I started collecting typewriters in 1996 when my employer at an old newsstand in Kalamazoo, MI gave me her mother's Underwood Elliot Fisher Noiseless; I love these machines and learning how to repair and maintain them. The Noiseless was the medium for a zine I wrote through the nineties and into the oughts, and my nine-year-old daughter now types regularly.



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