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198X Hermes 45 Serial # 2636139 198X Hermes 45 typewriter, Serial # 2636139 Nick Bodemer's 198X Hermes 45 typewriter. 2023-06-29 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick Bodemer: 198X Hermes 45 Serial # 2636139 Essentially a rebadged Olivetti Linea 98 made during Olivetti's ownership of Hermes Precisa. The badge indicating the factory is missing.
This typewriter once belonged to American Marine Bank, a Bainbridge Island based bank that got shut down by the DFI, and merged into Columbia Bank. As a result, it has an FDIC tag in it. This machine was used at the main office, and transferred to the Village branch in 1993.

198X Hermes 45 #2636139

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Nick Bodemer (texbodemer)
Created: 06-29-2023 at 10:24AM
Last Edit: 06-29-2023 at 10:25AM


Description:

Essentially a rebadged Olivetti Linea 98 made during Olivetti's ownership of Hermes Precisa. The badge indicating the factory is missing.
This typewriter once belonged to American Marine Bank, a Bainbridge Island based bank that got shut down by the DFI, and merged into Columbia Bank. As a result, it has an FDIC tag in it. This machine was used at the main office, and transferred to the Village branch in 1993.

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Hunter: Nick Bodemer (texbodemer)

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