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SORRY, SOLD! 1974 Hermes Baby Typewriter — The Ultimate Portable Typewriter
  • SORRY, SOLD! 1974 Hermes Baby Typewriter — The Ultimate Portable Typewriter

    €660.00 Regular Price
    €528.00Sale Price

    Why is this the best RED Hermes Baby that you can buy anywhere? It is the only one with the original, familiar QWERTY keyboard (to make your typing easier and faster) AND it has a new platen that will last you many typing-years and makes the typing experience quieter and more satisfying. 


    What a stunning look this typewriter will have on your desk or wherever you wish to take it! These Hermes typewriters are supremely portable, weighing only around 8 lbs (4 kg). Hermes is, perhaps, the most renowned brand of typewriter ever made. And this particular Baby is not only a wonderfully hip/modern colour, it is in superb condition, mechanically and cosmetically, and has been thoroughly cleaned, serviced, adjusted and aligned. This typewriter has its ORIGINAL colour--it has not been repainted. It has a platen with new rubber so the typing will be soft and sure. It has been fitted with a new ribbon so you can start using it 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 gallery in the Netherlands and delivery time to the US (and most countries around the world) 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.

    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 very tiniest 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. The platen-knobs are absolutely solid and original, unlike many Baby's from this era.

    Mechanically, it is in superior working condition. The platen, as stated, has been professionally refurbished with new rubber. 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 am original QWERTY keyboard with accent keys for European languages. The typeface is Pica with 10 characters to the inch.

    The case cover is in excellent condition with no damage (sometimes these cases are cracked at the back corners—this one is not). The handle is strong and the hasp works perfectly.

    (Note to Interior Designers and Film Set Decorators (where colour is critical): Please note that this colour is a bright red or red/orange 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 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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