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SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Hermes Baby Typewriter "La Paloma Blanca"
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1968 Hermes Baby Typewriter "La Paloma Blanca"


    "La Paloma Blanca" (the White Dove)  is what we call this typewriter. It is bright white, and has a very hip Hermes Techno Elite typeface (font). Here is a summer typewriter for the poolside, patio or even beach! This typewriter is in superb condition. 

    This is an extraordinary and beautiful HERMES Baby, one of the most renowned brands and models of typewriter ever made. It is in superb condition, mechanically and cosmetically, and has been thoroughly cleaned, serviced, adjusted and aligned. It has the much appreciated Hermes Techno Elite typeface which adds to its "hipness". This typewriter has its ORIGINAL colour--it has not been repainted. This typewriter has been fitted with a new ribbon so you can start using it immediately. This is the ultimate portable typing machine weighing only around 8 lbs (4 kg).

    To "share the joy" of the opening of our new store in Holland, we'll upgrade your shipping choice to UPS Air Express for free, with delivery in 2-3 days! And please forgive the poor photography as we renovate our new photo studio.

    This is 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. This Hermes comes with the "Acme" lead certification seal attached to the typewriter under the keyboard. This seal permanently identifies this typewriter as a genuine Acme-restored typewriter and provides for a 6-month warranty at no charge. (See below for details.) 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 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. And the fact that this has a new platen adds even more value.

    This is a typing machine that is ready to work for many good years of typing service. And with its brilliant Hermes engineering, it does that with elegance, smoothness and solidity.

    Overall, this typewriter is in superb condition. There is no discolouration that would normally occur over the years. I have seen. perhaps, 50 of these "white" Hermes typewriters and this is one of the few that was truly white. There are a couple of small scratches on the back panel but, as you can see from the photographs, they are barely visible. The chrome is in wonderful condition with no signs of corrosion. The keys are clean and unmarked by use.  The body finish is overall sparkling and glossy. 

    Mechanically, it is in like-new working condition. The platen top condition, smooth and clean. The rubber feet are in fine condition and grip the desktop well. All mechanical devices and mechanisms have been checked and adjusted as necessary, and work as originally manufactured. The platen knobs are new-like and solid with no cracks (something common among Hermes typewriters of this era}.

    This typewriter has a QWERTY keyboard with extra keys for Spanish and accent keys for European languages. The typeface is, as noted, a wonderful Hermes Techno Elite with 11 characters to the inch.

    The case/cover is in perfect condition. The handle is clean and intact. There is a hairline crack in the case, as is often found on these typewriters, but it does not affect the structural integrity of the case at all.

    This fine example of a Hermes Baby 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.

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

    If you have any questions or wish to see more photos, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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