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1970 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7019471 1970 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 7019471 Erik Bruchez's 1970 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-04-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1970 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7019471 I bought this Hermes 3000 at an estate sale, after going 3 times, and buying it on the 50% off day. Even so, the machine wasn't exactly cheap, but it is in really good condition, with only a tiny crack in one of the plastic parts on the carriage.

On the other hand the case top had some rust on some of the handle hardware, which I intend to fix.

This is the "HP-2/66" of "boxy" version of the Hermes 3000. It has mostly metal parts, except for a few plastic parts on the carriage. The following year's model ("HP-2/71") introduced an all-plastic body.

Like many, I do prefer the look of the "curvy" 3000 with its green keys. But I still think that this model is quite beautiful as well - and it types really well!

The typeface is Pica ("S 6").

- 2022-01: new platen, and this machine types like a dream

1970 Hermes 3000 #7019471

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 02-02-2021 at 05:15PM
Last Edit: 04-03-2024 at 12:48PM


Description:

I bought this Hermes 3000 at an estate sale, after going 3 times, and buying it on the 50% off day. Even so, the machine wasn't exactly cheap, but it is in really good condition, with only a tiny crack in one of the plastic parts on the carriage.

On the other hand the case top had some rust on some of the handle hardware, which I intend to fix.

This is the "HP-2/66" of "boxy" version of the Hermes 3000. It has mostly metal parts, except for a few plastic parts on the carriage. The following year's model ("HP-2/71") introduced an all-plastic body.

Like many, I do prefer the look of the "curvy" 3000 with its green keys. But I still think that this model is quite beautiful as well - and it types really well!

The typeface is Pica ("S 6").

- 2022-01: new platen, and this machine types like a dream

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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