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SORRY, SOLD! 1970 Hermes Baby
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1970 Hermes Baby


    Here is a summer typewriter for the poolside, patio or even beach! This is an extraordinary and beautiful HERMES Baby, one of the most renowned brands and models of typewriter ever made. And this particular Baby is not only a wonderfully hip/modern colour, it is in excellent 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 bi-colour ribbon so you can start using it immediately. This is the ultimate portable typing machine weighing only around 8 lbs (4 kg).

    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 2022 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 excellent condition. There are only the fewest signs of use and wear. 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 excellent working condition. The platen, as stated, is new and has been professionally refurbished by one of Holland's oldest rubber factories. The rubber feeder rollers are in top condition, soft 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. 

    This typewriter has a QWERTY keyboard (standard English layout) with accent keys for European languages. The typeface is, as noted, a wonderful Hermes Techno Elite with 11 characters to the inch. The typewriter comes with two original metal ribbon spools.

    The case/cover is overall in excellent condition. The handle is clean and intact and the chrome parts show minimal corrosion. There are no cracks in the case, as is often found on these typewriters.

    (Note to Interior Designers and Film Set Decorators (where colour is critical): Please note that this colour is a red/orange or orange/red depending on the light. I have made every attempt to represent the precise hue of the typewriter but, as you know, that is quite difficult. If you would like other photos or to discuss the matter, please contact me.)

    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 on Etsy 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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