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1971 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7090504 1971 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 7090504 Tansal Arnas's 1971 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2019-08-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Tansal Arnas: 1971 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7090504 Purchased from eBay on 22 July 2019. This was my sixth antique manual typewriter. This is the second of four machines I sought out specifically for its unique typeface, which is a beautifully rounded sans serif. This machine looks to be in excellent condition and types very well indeed, though not serviced to run quite as smoothly as my other Hermes 3000. The plastic construction makes it lighter, but it's also not quite as pretty as the earlier stylings of this series.

1971 Hermes 3000 #7090504

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Tansal Arnas (Tansal)
Created: 08-04-2019 at 08:50PM
Last Edit: 08-04-2019 at 08:50PM


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Purchased from eBay on 22 July 2019. This was my sixth antique manual typewriter. This is the second of four machines I sought out specifically for its unique typeface, which is a beautifully rounded sans serif. This machine looks to be in excellent condition and types very well indeed, though not serviced to run quite as smoothly as my other Hermes 3000. The plastic construction makes it lighter, but it's also not quite as pretty as the earlier stylings of this series.

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Hunter: Tansal Arnas (Tansal)

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I grew up in the generation that transitioned from analog to digital, so I had childhood experience using manual and electric typewriters before moving onto computers. In 2013, I started researching ultraportable antique manual typewriters. In 2016, I bought my first one, a Hermes Baby Featherweight. I loved the portability but learned that it's not very suited to long periods of writing. I intensified my research into medium-sized portables. In 2019, I purchased two exceptional typewriters, a Hermes 3000 and an Olympia SM3. I also excavated my grandfather's SM2 and had it professionally restored. Then the floodgates opened, and I chased down several more Hermes and Olympia typewriters, each with a different body and typeface. Eventually, I branched out to other brands, bringing my current total to 23 typewriters. I use them for journaling, letters, notes, and creative writing. I've tried other models, but my favorite makes continue to be Hermes and Olympia, particularly their models from the '50s and '60s. I’ve slowed down my pace of procurement, but I still keep my eyes open for good finds in the wild, and I also accept rescues from friends and acquaintances.



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