Professionally Serviced Vintage 1966 Hermes 3000 Two-Tone Typewriter - Working - Great Condition - Seafoam with Mint Keys - New Ribbon

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Professionally Serviced Vintage 1966 Hermes 3000 Two-Tone Typewriter - Working - Great Condition - Seafoam with Mint Keys - New Ribbon

349.99

Wonderful version of one of the most sought-after writer's typewriters. This is a Hermes 3000, in wonderful two-tone seafoam and mint green keys. One of the smoothest-typing machines ever made, and one with a ton of functionality. Made in Switzerland.

This typewriter is in great condition, both cosmetically and mechanically. Mechanically, this typewriter is ready to go right out of the box. It has been serviced by a professional repair tech at Office Machine Mart here in Kansas City, and is typing as well as it was the day it was sold. Smooth as silk. 

Cosmetically, this machine is also in excellent condition. The typewriter itself is exceptionally clean, and almost completely devoid of any scuffing or scratches. The colors look sharp and clean. This machine was well-maintained.

There are two important issues to note: first, at some point in its history someone took a sharpie or another kind of permanent marker to the case. My initial go at cleaning it did get a significant amount of it off, though on the case top especially certainly still bears these marks (see last pic). The only other condition issue to note is that the machine is missing the platen knobs. It is actually pretty easy to use the machine without them because of the texture on the platen knob and the ease with which it turns, but this should obviously be noted by the future owner. You can actually purchase 3D printed replacements for these knobs here on Etsy for about $20, if you are interested. The price I hae listed here reflects these condition issues.

An owner's manual for this machine is available here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/Hermes3000-1970s.pdf

I make good faith efforts to describe my items accurately. Please look at photos carefully (encourage use of the zoom!) and fully read the descriptions prior to purchase, and feel free to contact me at any time with any questions you might have, or if you would like to see any additional photos. 

I do my best to estimate shipping costs - if you would like to combine with other items or just do a free local pickup, just let me know before you purchase any items. If the difference between what I request for postage and what the actual cost is happens to be more than $2, I will refund the difference. If requesting international shipment, please contact me beforehand and I can estimate costs to your country. 

Let me know if you have any questions and thank you!

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