Made in 1950
with Carry Case, New Ribbon and Manufacturer's Instruction Book
The typestyle is Pica (10 characters per inch) and the carriage width is 9.25 inches
Case colour is Crackle-finish Grey with Black Keyboard
I have dismantled, lubricated and adjusted this machine for best performance
A new Black/Red 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 macthes on its end, and truly portable thanks to extensive use of lightweight aluminium in its construction. The Empire typewriter in England took a licence to build these machines, and there is no difference between these and the (now 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 ultra-slim metal carry case with a retractable handle. A unique opportunity to own what is acknowledged to be one of the finest 'flat portables' ever produced.
Plus £17 UK Postage