1968 Hermes Rocket with a Russian Ukraine Keyboard
The Hermes Rocket was considered to be the iPad of its time. The Swiss have long been revered for their ...
more The Hermes Rocket was considered to be the iPad of its time. The Swiss have long been revered for their precision and attention to detail and all the Hermes typewriters live up to that reputation. The attention to detail, fit and finish of these typewriters are unmatched. Using a variety of metals in construction, the Rocket is still one of the lightest portable around. The Hermes Baby/Rocket series were introduced in 1935 and were an instant success. The Rocket debuted in the 1960's with minor cosmetic changes from the Baby, such as a color change from grey to sea foam green, a more durable construction with a better handle and locking mechanism as well as enlarged keys making it more user friendly. The lightweight, versatile, and portable Baby and Rocket with their easy to set margins and simple ribbon changing are used by many of the most famous and prolific writers of our time. This sea foam green machine was built in 1968 with a Russian Ukraine keyboard. The platen knobs are not original. They were replaced with 3D printed dark green knobs. This machine is in good shape with a new ribbon and has been cleaned, oiled by a typewriter mechanic.
The designer of the Hermes was Paillard, a Swiss company which initially started with watch movements and music box mechanisms. They are known to this day as one of the finest music box makers. The company spent years researching how they could improve the current typewriter designs. less
- 12.0ʺW × 12.0ʺD × 3.0ʺH
- Excellent Minor wear consistent with age and history
- Mid-Century Modern
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