1964 Vintage HERMES Baby Portable Typewriter with User Manual Made in Switzerland

275.00 

  • Made in Switzerland by Paillard S.A. Yverdon
  • Serial number: 6049437
  • Year: 1964
  • French AZERTY keyboard
  • All of the typewriter’s keys work and the machine seems to function as it should
  • Bell rings, carriage is very smooth
  • Dimensions: 30 x 32 x 7 cm (case)
  • Comes with a user manual
  • Cleaned and oiled
  • A black/red ink ribbon is included
  • This typewriter appears to have always been stored in its case
  • The “%/ù” key protrudes a bit (doesn’t affect functionality) / the right platen-knob shows some surface wear
  • The general condition is near mint
  • Please view the photos as part of the description

Out of stock

Description

HERMES Baby is considered by many to be the “Mini Cooper” of typewriters. When it was first introduced, the Baby gained almost instant success and became the “must have” typewriter for novelists, celebrities, reporters, and journalists of the time, amongst them: Miguel Ángel Asturias, Ho Chi Minh, Joseph Brodsky, John Steinbeck, Gwen Dew, Robert St.John, Françoise Sagan, Frederick Forsyth, Marguerite Higgins, Max Frisch. Designed for Paillard by famed Italian designer Giuseppe Prezioso, the beautiful lines of the Hermes Baby changed typewriter design forever.

Additional information

Weight 5 kg