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1963 Hermes Media 3 Serial # 3168380 1963 Hermes Media 3 typewriter, Serial # 3168380 Javier Vazquez del Olmo's 1963 Hermes Media 3 typewriter. 2015-02-17 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Javier Vazquez del Olmo: 1963 Hermes Media 3 Serial # 3168380 This was a salvage run. I just tried to get as much as I could for this heavily damaged typewriter. I only paid a pittance for it, and I was well aware it didn´t work, so it was time to repair it.

And fortunately it works... More or less. It´s missing quite a lot of pieces after seemingly someone had dropped it really hard, and apart from the external damage something inside the machine is not working right. The carriage advances erratically, and it jams from time to time. Yes, it works, but it can´t be used normally for now. I hope I´ll fully restore it someday.

Fortunately, there´s potential here. When it types it looks pretty stable and fast, so it deserves some attention after all. And most importantly, it has found a new home and it´s been rescued from being discarded for good.

1963 Hermes Media 3 #3168380

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-17-2015 at 04:01AM
Last Edit: 02-17-2015 at 04:02AM


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This was a salvage run. I just tried to get as much as I could for this heavily damaged typewriter. I only paid a pittance for it, and I was well aware it didn´t work, so it was time to repair it.

And fortunately it works... More or less. It´s missing quite a lot of pieces after seemingly someone had dropped it really hard, and apart from the external damage something inside the machine is not working right. The carriage advances erratically, and it jams from time to time. Yes, it works, but it can´t be used normally for now. I hope I´ll fully restore it someday.

Fortunately, there´s potential here. When it types it looks pretty stable and fast, so it deserves some attention after all. And most importantly, it has found a new home and it´s been rescued from being discarded for good.

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Hunter: Javier Vazquez del Olmo (Javi)

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The first typewriter I saw was my grandpa´s Olivetti Linea 98 at the office. It was just a curio for me. Then I was given a Nakajima, which I didn´t use and my grandfather took it from me because it was easier to handle than the bulky Linea 98. Now I own that typewriter, and I started a little collection in Valladolid, Spain. The Nakajima, which is "my" typewriter only returned home in 2017, almost 20 years later, when he wanted a better typewriter.

A collection that started small grew into something bigger, a nuisace for my family and a great source of satisfaction for me.



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