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1963 Hermes Baby Serial # 5985318 1963 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 5985318 Scott O's 1963 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2016-02-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Scott O: 1963 Hermes Baby Serial # 5985318 Bought this on a recent trip to Paris, when I had to leave a Lettera 22 at home.

The keyboard is Swiss QWERTZ, which supports both German and French languages. How does that work? You start with a QWERTZ (German) layout, then add all the accent marks you'd expect to find on an AZERTY keyboard for typing in French. It took me no time to learn, as a native English-speaker the QWERTZ layout is easier to use and it was a bonus to type French names with the additional accents.

This particular specimen is easy to get a rhythm going, so I expect it will be a go-to for future travels.

1963 Hermes Baby #5985318

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-14-2016 at 08:16PM
Last Edit: 02-14-2016 at 08:16PM


Description:

Bought this on a recent trip to Paris, when I had to leave a Lettera 22 at home.

The keyboard is Swiss QWERTZ, which supports both German and French languages. How does that work? You start with a QWERTZ (German) layout, then add all the accent marks you'd expect to find on an AZERTY keyboard for typing in French. It took me no time to learn, as a native English-speaker the QWERTZ layout is easier to use and it was a bonus to type French names with the additional accents.

This particular specimen is easy to get a rhythm going, so I expect it will be a go-to for future travels.

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Hunter: Scott O (ScottO)

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