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1951 Hermes Baby Serial # X125237 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter, Serial # X125237 Hein Reinders's 1951 Hermes Baby typewriter. 2022-05-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Hein Reinders: 1951 Hermes Baby Serial # X125237 Hermes Baby X125237 1950
This Baby has a peculiar serial number with an X. It is built in England by Hermes
This machine has the mechanism where the first type-arm activates the second arm via a camroller.
Its action is more direct (stiff) than with a link. See the photo of the mechanism and the photo of the patent drawing with the arrow.
The bow-formed bar worked better after covering it in a thin-wall plastic tube ( as in Joe van Claef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5UO3NLI_Hg)
And like Joe van Claef again I did not like the way the paper release is done, its clamp and free position are ill-defined.

Many years ago, this machine was a gift from my brother in law and he got it from his uncle.
It was cleaned, was given new rubber feet and sold it to Georg Sommeregger because he was interested and because he made this lovely picture of moving typewriters, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3hbUm_3zjw
Mr. Sommeregger found a similar S/N in the manufacturing numbers of the Empire Aristocrat of 1951 and see a connection there.

1951 Hermes Baby #X125237

Status: Sightings
Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)
Created: 05-26-2022 at 01:27PM
Last Edit: 05-26-2022 at 01:39PM


Description:

Hermes Baby X125237 1950
This Baby has a peculiar serial number with an X. It is built in England by Hermes
This machine has the mechanism where the first type-arm activates the second arm via a camroller.
Its action is more direct (stiff) than with a link. See the photo of the mechanism and the photo of the patent drawing with the arrow.
The bow-formed bar worked better after covering it in a thin-wall plastic tube ( as in Joe van Claef https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5UO3NLI_Hg)
And like Joe van Claef again I did not like the way the paper release is done, its clamp and free position are ill-defined.

Many years ago, this machine was a gift from my brother in law and he got it from his uncle.
It was cleaned, was given new rubber feet and sold it to Georg Sommeregger because he was interested and because he made this lovely picture of moving typewriters, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3hbUm_3zjw
Mr. Sommeregger found a similar S/N in the manufacturing numbers of the Empire Aristocrat of 1951 and see a connection there.

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Hunter: Hein Reinders (heinemaat)

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As a retired product development engineer, I am fascinated by the design of electro-mechanical products in which parts move, make noise and, preferably, radiate a little heat. Most preferred are products that are operated by keys, like typewriters, accordeons and pianos.
My genetics and statistics on lifetime expectancy suggest that it is time for me to let you know about the fantastic design, product engineering and manuacturing skills of the generation before mine. I salute mr. Munk for the opportunity that he has created for me to show it to the world. Okay, a bit bombastic.
Comments? Email me at hreinder1950@gmail.com



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