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SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Hermes Ambassador Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1962 Hermes Ambassador Typewriter


    The "Gentle Beast" of typewriters: the Hermes Ambassador! This is an amazing typewriter, from one of the most renowned brands of typewriters ever made! It is in superb condition, mechanically and cosmetically, and has been thoroughly cleaned, serviced, adjusted and aligned. This is a big "office" machine but it types with the feel of a "desktop" model. For a very useful review of the Ambassador, please see: 

    If you are looking for a very serious typing machine for your next novel, screenplay or whatever, this might be an excellent choice. 


    PLEASE NOTE: Because of the weight of this typewriter—approximately 15 kilograms—you will receive an invoice for shipping after your purchase. When checking out, you pay the standard shipping. For United States and Canada shipments the additional cost will be 120€. For European Union: 40€. For everywhere else: 160€.


    Acme typewriters have been the choice of discerning collectors and writers more than 1,000 times since we began selling online in 2016. We safely ship your typewriter from our store in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US averages only 3 days—this is a quicker delivery time even than most shipments from-and-to a US address! In the last 7 years, our typewriters arrived damage-free 99.4% of the time. So please don’t be concerned about buying from us just because we seem far away. Acme typewriters are covered by a 1-year warranty, and come with lifetime customer-care. 

    With an ACME Typewriter, you know you are getting a fully-working--as original--typewriter. The only thing that you have to do is sit down, put paper on the roller and start typing. Your typewriter comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal which permanently identifies it as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a one-year warranty at no charge. In terms of an investment, the Acme Seal proves that this machine was restored in 2023 by the Acme Type Machine Company. This can add value in the event that you wish to sell this typewriter in the future. 

    Once in a while, as I work on other sorts of typewriters I begin to wonder if Hermes typewriters are really the apex of typewriter design and construction, as so many believe. Then I sit down and work on one and I realize. . . they are, indeed, the finest all-around typewriter made. (In my humble opinion.) And, truth be told, I have one on my own office desk--not for show, but for USE! And, as you can imagine, I have my choice of any typewriter.

    Overall, this Hermes is in exceptional condition. The cosmetic condition is excellent. The chrome and aluminum are in top condition with no signs of corrosion. The typing keys are clean and unmarked by use. Both platen roller knobs are absolutely solid.  
    Mechanically, it is in superb working condition. The paper feeder rollers are in perfect condition and soft. The feet are in excellent condition, soft and still grip the desktop well. All mechanical devices have been checked and adjusted as necessary, and work as originally manufactured. Everything on this typewriter is original to its manufacture and original purchase.

    The keyboard is QWERTY with extra character keys and accent keys for European languages. The typeface is a wonderfully clear and compact Hermes Elite with 12 characters to the inch. 

    This fine example of a Hermes typewriter 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. It will be fully insured for shipment.

    Don't hesitate to contact me for more photos or any other explanation of anything.

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

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