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Hermes Baby

Last bits of technology history, still found at a past home.

 

Before we had computers :) These 2 portable mechanical typewriters have been the workhorses of 2 generations of home-working freelancers, and have been through thousands of pages...

 

The Hermes Baby (I've been told Hemmingway had one of those) was used for all foreign language work. Bought second-hand and privately imported, it had some Scandinavian (Swedish?) character set - but was perfectly OK for English and even for Spanish (with a manual touch for those special n-s)...

History...

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Taken on May 19, 2009