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1962 Hermes Media 3 Serial # 3114708 1962 Hermes Media 3 typewriter, Serial # 3114708 Dan Johnson's 1962 Hermes Media 3 typewriter. 2014-04-21 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Dan Johnson: 1962 Hermes Media 3 Serial # 3114708 This one's in very nice shape, and it feels very slightly more comfortable under my fingers than its big brothers. I do miss the clever margin indicators that are on the H3Ks' paper bails.

The only issue it seems to have is that the carriage-return lever rubs against the cover, and the cover itself looks as if something heavy had fallen on it. I don't know at this point whether the lever could be adjusted or perhaps the cover re-seated slightly lower.

1962 Hermes Media 3 #3114708

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-21-2014 at 09:48AM
Last Edit: 04-21-2014 at 09:51AM


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This one's in very nice shape, and it feels very slightly more comfortable under my fingers than its big brothers. I do miss the clever margin indicators that are on the H3Ks' paper bails.

The only issue it seems to have is that the carriage-return lever rubs against the cover, and the cover itself looks as if something heavy had fallen on it. I don't know at this point whether the lever could be adjusted or perhaps the cover re-seated slightly lower.

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Quarter view

Carriage-return lever rubs on the cover
Carriage-return lever rubs on the cover

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