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1940 Hermes Baby Serial # 223302 1940 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # 223302 Em Barnes's 1940 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2024-06-11 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Em Barnes: 1940 Hermes Baby Serial # 223302 Frances Houseman. Purchased 4/16/2021 on eBay (Hungary). Refurbed by Tom Furrier. Great typer! QWERTZ/Hungarian keys - there is no ZERO key, but there is an exclamation point!

1940 Hermes Baby #223302

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)
Created: 05-04-2021 at 09:19AM
Last Edit: 06-11-2024 at 06:57AM


Description:

Frances Houseman. Purchased 4/16/2021 on eBay (Hungary). Refurbed by Tom Furrier. Great typer! QWERTZ/Hungarian keys - there is no ZERO key, but there is an exclamation point!

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Top view.
Top view.

Close up of left side.
Close up of left side.

Metal case.
Metal case.

Inside of the lid.
Inside of the lid.

Busted leather handle - inside is metal but the side locker things don't always stay put.
Busted leather handle - inside is metal but the side locker things don't always stay put.

Close up of back space and some of the keys on the right.
Close up of back space and some of the keys on the right.

Close up of the exclamation mark key!
Close up of the exclamation mark key!

Made in Switzerland.
Made in Switzerland.

Type test.
Type test.

Hunter: Em Barnes (yarn8934)

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Started collecting in March 2021 when an Olympia SM3 caught my eye at a thrift store. By May 2021, I was up to nine. By September 2021, my husband jumped in to the pool with both feet and our collection grew to 37. Phew. By October 2022 we had 64. In 2023 we began attending and hosting events where we can share our collection with the community and other collectors. We've sold or given away about 21. Good times.



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