Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Hermes 3000/Hermes Media Manual Scan

Ephemera-heads gotta stick together! The manual for the Skyriter that I have posted still gets pretty frequent hits, so here's a greyscale scan of the manual that came with my wide-carriage, French made Hermes 3000. Based on the cover of the booklet, this also applies to the Hermes Media model.

Even though the styling changed, the layout of controls and their behavior appears to be the same as the curvy 1950s and boxy 1960s variations.

"Lennon", Hermes 3000, c 1972

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Typespotting: Olympia International Arabic Electric

Apologies for the atrocious photo quality, but spotted this monster today -- an electric Olympia standard model (SG... something?) with an Arabic keyboard. Very neat! Even has the dual cloth- and carbon-ribbon system inside.

Yes, Ted, I did get the serial number, too. :-) Don't know the age or model, but if I had to guess, I'd say a 1970's electrified SG3, just based on the body style, the logo, and the paper-injector lever (cut out of the bottom photo.)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Like a Lion

March is kicking my butt this year: I hope to check back in with the 'sphere soon. Enjoying your blogs, as always...