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1971 Hermes Baby Serial # 9284276 1971 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 9284276 Erik Bruchez's 1971 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2024-04-03 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1971 Hermes Baby Serial # 9284276 This Hermes Baby had a broken left knob. I got a new 3D-printed one as a replacement. I also cleaned the machine and even started retrobriting the white plastic, with some degree of success. I'll probably try more of that on the machine's outer case. The machine also has a new platen but needs some adjustments.

I put new felt in to replace the original but deteriorating and ugly sound-deadening material. I first started with some blue, but then didn't like it and went for red.

I also fixed the bell to give it a nice ring, by adding a small rubber washer between it and the metal frame.

Removing the body cover on this machine is not easy: there are some plastic parts that tend to break when you bend them. That's not a big issue as the parts are hidden inside the machine, but I did crack a couple of those parts while pulling the innards out.

- 2022-08: The platen was very hard and this machine now has a brand new platen.

1971 Hermes Baby #9284276

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 10-15-2022 at 07:21PM
Last Edit: 04-03-2024 at 12:52PM


Description:

This Hermes Baby had a broken left knob. I got a new 3D-printed one as a replacement. I also cleaned the machine and even started retrobriting the white plastic, with some degree of success. I'll probably try more of that on the machine's outer case. The machine also has a new platen but needs some adjustments.

I put new felt in to replace the original but deteriorating and ugly sound-deadening material. I first started with some blue, but then didn't like it and went for red.

I also fixed the bell to give it a nice ring, by adding a small rubber washer between it and the metal frame.

Removing the body cover on this machine is not easy: there are some plastic parts that tend to break when you bend them. That's not a big issue as the parts are hidden inside the machine, but I did crack a couple of those parts while pulling the innards out.

- 2022-08: The platen was very hard and this machine now has a brand new platen.

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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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