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1957 Hermes Baby Typewriter with DeLuxe Leather Case
  • 1957 Hermes Baby Typewriter with DeLuxe Leather Case


    A superb example of this classic and iconic typewriter. This Hermes Baby has a very fine and rare DeLuxe case in genuine leather with watered-silk lining. The keyboard is QWERTY with keys for European languages. This typewriter comes from a German music-business executive who frequently traveled between Berlin and Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s. This is not the typical Hermes faux-leather case where the base is permanently attached to the typewriter; this case is genuine leather and the entire typewriter can be removed from the base of the case. 

    The Hermes typewriter itself is in superb condition and is a joy to type with. Look closely at the photos and you will see the beautiful condition of this machine. The case is in extraordinarily fine condition with only slight signs of any wear. The typewriter and case have both been professionally restored. The typewriter comes with a new ribbon and is ready for your typing—and other—adventures. 

    Hermes is one of the most renowned brands and models of typewriter ever made, and this is a wonderful example of the "Baby" model, also known as the "Rocket", from 1963. This is the perfect portable typing machine, weighing only ~3.6kg/8 lbs! This typewriter is in superb condition, mechanically and cosmetically, and is a typing machine that is ready to work for another 60 years of typing service. With its brilliant Hermes engineering, it does that with elegance, smoothness and solidity. 

    As mentioned this typewriter has a QWERTY keyboard. The typeface is Elite (11 characters per inch) and the new ribbon is wound onto the two original metal ribbon spools (!). The platen is smooth and clean and takes the impression perfectly (see typing sample). There are new rubber feet on the typewriter so that when you remove it from the case, it holds steady on the desktop, or fold down tray on an airplane. Mechanically, there are no "issues" to remark on; this Hermes works as it originally came from the factory. 



    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. They are fully guaranteed to work. Most shipments to the US arrive in 3 days--often much faster than most domestic shipments within the US. Acme typewriters are carefully selected, beautifully restored and come with a one-year mechanical warranty and lifetime customer-service. Each comes with a lead seal, attached to the body, identifying it as a fully-restored Acme typewriter. Many new dealers strive to imitate us--none succeed. 


    The case is in extraordinarily fine condition, inside and out. It is made of genuine leather with a watered-silk interior. The chrome-plated hasps are in perfect condition and it comes with the original key. There are no rips or other damage to the interior and extremely few blemishes to the exterior. This case was specifically designed for the Hermes Baby. The typewriter base rests snugly on a soft, felt material, held in place by the formed-leather sides. The interior and exterior flaps and pockets are in perfect condition. The interior flap has small pockets and elastic holders for business cards, pens etc. The snaps and other closures are strong and work perfectly.

    We provide careful and attentive after-purchase advice and assistance from the date of purchase to the end of eternity to ensure your full satisfaction. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    This fine example of a Hermes Baby will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to preserve its condition and beauty. We have a lot of experience in shipping typewriters and have an excellent track record for proper packing and safe delivery.

    See my buyer reviews on Etsy and you will have confidence in your purchase.

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