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1979 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7926197 1979 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 7926197 Mark Rice's 1979 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2022-08-30 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Rice: 1979 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7926197 I purchased this Hermes 3000 from a local FB Marketplace seller in Baraboo, WI for $75. It is in very good condition, including the case. The serial number of 7,926,197 is over 400,000 higher than the TWDB estimate of the last Hermes 3000's made in 1979 at around 7,500,000. The last highest Hermes 3000 serial number in the TWDB before mine is 7,515,725. Therefore, either production continued past 1979, there were at least 400,000 more made than previously known, or someone was made a "typo" when stamping on the serial number.

1979 Hermes 3000 #7926197

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)
Created: 08-30-2022 at 09:37AM
Last Edit: 08-30-2022 at 09:41AM


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I purchased this Hermes 3000 from a local FB Marketplace seller in Baraboo, WI for $75. It is in very good condition, including the case. The serial number of 7,926,197 is over 400,000 higher than the TWDB estimate of the last Hermes 3000's made in 1979 at around 7,500,000. The last highest Hermes 3000 serial number in the TWDB before mine is 7,515,725. Therefore, either production continued past 1979, there were at least 400,000 more made than previously known, or someone was made a "typo" when stamping on the serial number.

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Hunter: Mark Rice (TypewriterNoob)

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I'm over 60 now, but bought my first typewriter (a 1920's Underwood) when I was a teenager for $5.00. Unfortunately, I sold it 15 years later for $5.00 because I thought it was a useless, outdated boat anchor. Fast forward 35 years and I bought a Smith Corona Tabulator at a garage sale for $5.00 to show my grandchildren what a manual typewriter is and how it works. A couple years later, I bought an Oliver No. 9 at an antique store for $54 because of its interesting design. Within a month, I had spent over $1,000 and bought 16 more typewriters from a 1905 Remington No. 6 upstrike to an electric Olivetti Praxis 48.

I'm pretty handy, so my plan is to clean and repair them. I'll keep some for my private collection and sell others to support my new typewriter addiction.



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