1964 Hermes Ambassador #953524
Status: My Collection
Created: 01-03-2015 at 12:18PM
Last Edit: 01-03-2015 at 11:26PM
I had been looking for a 1st- or 2nd-generation Hermes 3000 but prices were high at the time. I was found this at an online auction and was the only one who bid. Getting it home was half the fun!
I'd never typed on an Ambassador before buying this, and there was little info on the Internet to guide my purchase. It was a leap of faith to buy it (and transport it) but it's easily one of my favorites. The size was at first intimidating but that melted away once I started using it. The enormous carriage glides like a figure skater. It's a dream to type on although it does have a large footprint. The two-ribbon system (regular and carbon) is something of a novelty since the carbon ribbons are no longer made.
If you're considering an Ambassador, I'd recommend one of the later models like this one. The previous two generations, when they come up for auction, tend to look worse for wear. These later machines probably saw less use but I also think they were more solidly made. To me they are excellent standard-bearers for Hermes.
Hunter: Scott O (ScottO)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Writer, collector and typewriter tinkerer based in the Seattle area, WA State, U.S.A.
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