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1979 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7926017 1979 Hermes 3000 typewriter, Serial # 7926017 Andrew Nold's 1979 Hermes 3000 typewriter. 2024-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Andrew Nold: 1979 Hermes 3000 Serial # 7926017 This Hermes 3000 was delivered free as a gift from a friend, and needed a thorough cleaning. After cleaning and alignment (including loosening screws on the back of the carriage and readjusting the carriage back plate) the carriage again moved freely. The margin controls are interesting, and I haven't seen another typewriter that has margins that work the same was as the Hermes 3000. The typing is pleasant and I enjoy writing letters on this typewriter, however the key covers on the "1" and "2" keys get caught on the outer plastic of the typewriter. Overall, a typewriter I am pleased to have in my collection! But as nice as a typewriter as it is, I would say that Hermes 3000 series typewriters are not worth the current prices seen online.

1979 Hermes 3000 #7926017

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)
Created: 01-23-2024 at 04:09PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2024 at 04:25PM


Description:

This Hermes 3000 was delivered free as a gift from a friend, and needed a thorough cleaning. After cleaning and alignment (including loosening screws on the back of the carriage and readjusting the carriage back plate) the carriage again moved freely. The margin controls are interesting, and I haven't seen another typewriter that has margins that work the same was as the Hermes 3000. The typing is pleasant and I enjoy writing letters on this typewriter, however the key covers on the "1" and "2" keys get caught on the outer plastic of the typewriter. Overall, a typewriter I am pleased to have in my collection! But as nice as a typewriter as it is, I would say that Hermes 3000 series typewriters are not worth the current prices seen online.

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Front view of typewriter.
Front view of typewriter.

Top view of typewriter
Top view of typewriter


Touch pressure selector lever.
Touch pressure selector lever.

Ribbon Color Selector.
Ribbon Color Selector.









Bottom rubber skids of typewriter are "melting" and rub off on any tables when typewriter is in use. Not a pleasant experience.
Bottom rubber skids of typewriter are "melting" and rub off on any tables when typewriter is in use. Not a pleasant experience.

Hunter: Andrew Nold (EagleJuan)

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