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1967 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3431185 1967 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3431185 Gerhard Schaufelberger's 1967 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-05-24 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gerhard Schaufelberger: 1967 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3431185 Now there's the uglier among the hybrids. And of all the 3000 models, this is the weakest one, in my humble opinion (the later full plastic models are way more durable, in fact). Why in heavens did they need to make these side panels of plastic, and why did they suddenly seem to have forgotten how to make knobs that last virtually forever (check out my 2000s, the youngest of them is 75)? And who designed that ribbon cover, that makes the overall design look like they let the apprentice give it a try? It's as thick as a fifties truck's fender and just doesn't fit properly. Also, the body to footplate junction was badly deteriorated when they gave up the sturdy double-bolting used in the curvy 60ies models. All in all, it's still a 3000, and if handled very carefully and properly fitted, will do it's job.

1967 Hermes 3000 #3431185

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Gerhard Schaufelberger (schaufelzwerg)
Created: 05-24-2024 at 02:34PM
Last Edit: 05-24-2024 at 02:47PM


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Now there's the uglier among the hybrids. And of all the 3000 models, this is the weakest one, in my humble opinion (the later full plastic models are way more durable, in fact). Why in heavens did they need to make these side panels of plastic, and why did they suddenly seem to have forgotten how to make knobs that last virtually forever (check out my 2000s, the youngest of them is 75)? And who designed that ribbon cover, that makes the overall design look like they let the apprentice give it a try? It's as thick as a fifties truck's fender and just doesn't fit properly. Also, the body to footplate junction was badly deteriorated when they gave up the sturdy double-bolting used in the curvy 60ies models. All in all, it's still a 3000, and if handled very carefully and properly fitted, will do it's job.

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stripped down for cleaning and finding that bug that made the spacebar stick.
stripped down for cleaning and finding that bug that made the spacebar stick.

Hunter: Gerhard Schaufelberger (schaufelzwerg)

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