Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sigmund, the 1950s Hermes Rocket

Hermes Rocket, 1950s green typewriter.Sigmund, 1970s green sea monster.

This is the newest addition to my family, the Hermes Rocket. These were made in Switzerland for several decades, this particular one in the mid-late 1950s. It's an excellent machine and I'm very happy to have gotten it for $25. It was destiny. About 10 pounds and very portable, this is the machine I'd take if I was traveling. Suffered from a few stuck keys when I got it, but there's nothing that a little 3-in-1 oil can't fix. I had an open call for names on Twitter and Facebook, the only stipulation being that it could not be called Kermit. Eventually I thought of a name myself. Cause you got to have friends...

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