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1969 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3521069 1969 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 3521069 Pekka Sallinen's 1969 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-01-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Pekka Sallinen: 1969 Hermes 3000 Serial # 3521069 Got my first Hermes 3000, and after typing a couple of lines I can now understand why people like it. Very smooth. I paid 40 bucks for it, which makes this my most expensive typewriter so far. I think this has at some point had a cover (the paint is a bit damaged around the area where the cover would touch the frame), but it has gone missing, I got only a dust cover - which was torn as they often are, but nicely repaired by the previous owner.

A sticker (with old gooey glue) told the machine had been maintained in a shop yearly in the 80's, last marking being 1986. One or two rarely used keys got stuck a bit, but I bet a good cleaning will improve things considerably.

The knobs on this unit seem a bit different somehow? At least they are not like the 3D printed ones you can see in teh Internets.

This unit also has a wide carriage; a bit difficult to notice from the pics maybe, but the paper in the pictures is portrait A4.

1969 Hermes 3000 #3521069

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Pekka Sallinen (peksalli)
Created: 01-29-2024 at 10:25AM
Last Edit: 01-29-2024 at 12:50PM


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Got my first Hermes 3000, and after typing a couple of lines I can now understand why people like it. Very smooth. I paid 40 bucks for it, which makes this my most expensive typewriter so far. I think this has at some point had a cover (the paint is a bit damaged around the area where the cover would touch the frame), but it has gone missing, I got only a dust cover - which was torn as they often are, but nicely repaired by the previous owner.

A sticker (with old gooey glue) told the machine had been maintained in a shop yearly in the 80's, last marking being 1986. One or two rarely used keys got stuck a bit, but I bet a good cleaning will improve things considerably.

The knobs on this unit seem a bit different somehow? At least they are not like the 3D printed ones you can see in teh Internets.

This unit also has a wide carriage; a bit difficult to notice from the pics maybe, but the paper in the pictures is portrait A4.

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Hunter: Pekka Sallinen (peksalli)

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