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1966 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3338472 1966 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3338472 James Gifford's 1966 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2017-07-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1966 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3338472 I picked this up locally for $40. It's the closest to pristine as I've seen for a vintage typewriter. It includes the original instructions, in English and French, two pieces of onion-skin paper, and two Hermes branded brushes. The owner told me the family purchased it and then almost never used it and it had been sitting in its case for decades. This is almost new old stock, except for the paint splatters on the case. I love the case release on the right of the handle--clever. If I was only allowed five machines in my collection, this would be one of them.

1966 Hermes 3000 #3338472

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)
Created: 07-23-2017 at 12:43PM
Last Edit: 07-23-2017 at 12:57PM


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I picked this up locally for $40. It's the closest to pristine as I've seen for a vintage typewriter. It includes the original instructions, in English and French, two pieces of onion-skin paper, and two Hermes branded brushes. The owner told me the family purchased it and then almost never used it and it had been sitting in its case for decades. This is almost new old stock, except for the paint splatters on the case. I love the case release on the right of the handle--clever. If I was only allowed five machines in my collection, this would be one of them.

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Sorry, couldn't right the photo, but you get the idea. Original brushes, manuals.
Sorry, couldn't right the photo, but you get the idea. Original brushes, manuals.





Gorgeous "devil horns" paper supports.
Gorgeous "devil horns" paper supports.

Hunter: James Gifford (giffer)

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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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