1976 Hermes 808 #08 572000
Status: My Collection
Created: 03-14-2020 at 11:21AM
Last Edit: 03-14-2020 at 11:23AM
I got this machine for free but I had to save it. It is similar to an IBM Selectric. I learned that there were quite a few "type element" based machines that attempted to compete with IBM, none very successful. Someone commented: "The 808 was the stuff nightmares were made of, a thing called the cycle clutch was always wearing out and was a long job to replace.".
Right now, this machine turns on and operates to some degree, but the ball doesn't appear to rotate properly.
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.