The Typewriter Man



Refurbished Typewriters For Sale

A selection of refurbished typewriters ready for immediate use
Contact me for payment details, UK cheques and PayPal accepted
I am happy to quote for shipping outside the UK
All machines are English keyboard unless stated otherwise.

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Empire Aristocrat AKA Hermes Baby - SOLD

Due to a technical problem, the photo below is of a different make/model. Please e-mail me for pictures

Made in 1959
with Zip-up Plaid Carry Case,
New Ribbon and Facsimilie Manufacturer's Instruction Book
The typestyle is Elite (12 characters per inch)  and the carriage width is 9.25 inches
Case colour is Seafoam Light Green with Light Green Keyboard


I have dismantled, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
A new All-Black Ribbon has been fitted

When it was originally introduced in the mid-1930's, The Swiss Hermes Baby revolutionised the portable typewriter market.  Until then, portable typewriters had been bulky things, housed in a heavy wooden box.  For the first time, there was a portable typewriter that was the height of a box of matches on its end, and truly portable thanks to extensive use of lightweight aluminium in its construction.  The Empire typewriter factory in England took a licence to build these machines, and there is no difference between these and the (now much sought after) Swiss-built equivalent other than the name.

A one-owner machine from new, this machine appears to have had only moderate use, and has many more years of reliable service ahead of it.  New rubber parts have been fitted and it has the characteristic smooth and snappy action that you would expect.  It features a 42-character keyboard, fold-up paper rest and a luxurious yellow plaid zip-up carry case.  A unique opportunity to own what is acknowledged to be one of the finest 'flat portables' ever produced. 


PRICE  £165.00 - SOLD

  Plus £17 UK Postage