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SORRY, SOLD! 1963 Hermes Baby (Rocket) Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1963 Hermes Baby (Rocket) Typewriter

    €720.00Price

    A superb example of this classic and iconic typewriter--and with a new platen! The keyboard is original QWERTY but with the rare addition of keys to type in Spanish AND French. This combination is highly unusual, marking this typewriter as probably a "custom order" from the Hermes factory in Switzerland. It was originally owned by a Dutch poet who wrote in various languages.

    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. It has been fitted with a bi-colour ribbon so you can start typing immediately.  

    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 domestic shipments within the US!  Acme typewriters are guaranteed to arrive safely at your door, 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.

    Everything about this typewriter is "like new". From the cosmetic condition which you can judge by the photos, to the interior mechanics. We have fully reconditioned this typewriter to our highest standards and with the new platen and the new ribbon it is nearly as if it came from the Hermes store in 1963. The only signs of wear or use are a couple of small (but inconsequential) dents on the base and one on the corner of the case/cover. On the case/cover there is a small crack on the handle that was successfully repaired by the previous owner. Even so, the handle is solid and strong.

    The typeface is a lovely Elite, meaning 11 characters to the inch. It comes with a new ribbon installed on two, original metal ribbon spools.

    We guarantee safe delivery and 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 extraordinarily 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 and you will have confidence in your purchase.

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