Another blog about typewriters and the joys of using and collecting them.
TK-421 would be the most famous. The "short" stormtrooper (actually luke in disguise).
It's been named!
The world's getting lazy. And if we all keep relying on all of this technology, we're gonna shut off that part of the brain that used to be able to recall simple numbers. Whenever I wear a watch that has no date window, I try to memorise the date on my way to work. If I have to look at my phone, I feel like I've lost the little 'game'. Nice Hermes, and yeah, it's very "Star Wars". Looks like something Darth Vader would use on the Death Star to write his memoirs.
That last line there made me laugh because I imagined it.
From the memoirs of Darth Vader-"When I was a mere child, I was taught how to be a Jedi. From there it's a long story."ccrtypewriyer.blogspot.com
I actually find it rather cute! But I think, being the Trekkie that I am, that I would have named it after one of the shuttlecraft. But that's me. \\//,
Ohhh... Off which Enterprise?
Hungarian made! I learn something new about typewriters every day. I did not know that any typewriters were ever built in Hungary. I thought all these late Hermes 3000s were made in France.
I noticed from discussion on other blogs like Filthy Platen that a lot of them are made in France. I have only ever seen this one in person (every other Hermes I have seen was Swiss and Swiss-made) and it is from Hungary!
Witness the power of a fully operational Hermes 3000! >ding!<I like that typeface. I have a late-model Hermes Rocket from Brazil, if you're keeping score.
Hey Mark,Totally unrelated: http://etsy.me/Q1gCjr
Haha, never seen that one before, excellent!
Glad the name TK-421 was offered. And chosen.
I actually have two of these era's machines, and can I say... I actually really like them. I don't use mine regularly enough, and one is sitting partially disassembled - which I will talk about at a later date. No, they're not as cool as the 50's era hermes... But they are certainly not a typer to be scoffed at. I blogged about it over here - http://filthyplaten.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/universe-is-balanced-with-hermes-3000.html
Sorry, I blogged about my first one over there...
I remember you blogging about these about the time I started reading these blogs. I thought of your machine while posting. You gave it such high praise and I thought back to mine while reading, in fact I think I left some comments there a while before I ever started my new email account and blog. I like my 70s Hermes, but these is a definite lack in quality compared to earlier machines.
For sure! Now that I have both to use them side by side. Buuuuut. I still feel that it is more than competent.