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1965 Hermes Ambassador Serial # 0988219 1965 Hermes Ambassador typewriter, Serial # 0988219 John Munroe's 1965 Hermes Ambassador typewriter. 2016-12-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Munroe: 1965 Hermes Ambassador Serial # 0988219 "His Excellency"

A flawed elite behemoth with plenty of class. Lots of scrapes and scratches, no ribbon selector knob, mechanical issues prevent proper function of shifting and more. Love the beast. Massive Olympia cover might be just what I need to make my SG3 my first complete standard typewriter with original box, packaging and dust cover! For now staying in my trunk with His Excellency until I can clear some work space. This typer has the biggest footprint of ANY of my machines except my office copier. Paper support towers above the competition.

1965 Hermes Ambassador #0988219

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-23-2016 at 11:38PM
Last Edit: 12-24-2016 at 01:41AM


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"His Excellency"

A flawed elite behemoth with plenty of class. Lots of scrapes and scratches, no ribbon selector knob, mechanical issues prevent proper function of shifting and more. Love the beast. Massive Olympia cover might be just what I need to make my SG3 my first complete standard typewriter with original box, packaging and dust cover! For now staying in my trunk with His Excellency until I can clear some work space. This typer has the biggest footprint of ANY of my machines except my office copier. Paper support towers above the competition.

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From Toronto Canada. Tokyo-based entrepreneur since 1998 and meditation teacher since 2000. Learned to type in Grade 9 following mind-altering lunches and still experience flashbacks while typing. Mother did shorthand and typed 90 wpm as stenographer, dad pecked out haiku on his old typewriter as long as I remember. Moved to thermal printing, 8-character display CanoWord Pen 24 in 1986 when my typewriter broke, then to FujiXerox, Mac and iPhone. Bought my first typewriter of the new millennium (a Lettera 32) in March 2015. Muscle memory has graduated to neural reboot--every moment at the typewriter brings back fresh memories of type-happy childhood and visions of literary grandeur. Use typewriter for inspiration/rough drafts and computer/iPhone (Scrivener/Evernote) for polishing.



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