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9: A VINTAGE "HERMES BABY ROCKET" TYPEWRITER, Circa 195

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A VINTAGE "HERMES BABY ROCKET" TYPEWRITER, Circa 1950-60s, Switzerland manufactured by Paillard S.A. Yverdon, Switzerland; with original manual; in original hard case; aqua color Hermes typewriters were designed in Switzerland, home of precision engineering; and they were built with all the Swiss passion for moving mechanisms and solid craftsmanship. The Rocket is a direct descendent of the Hermes Baby, the original subcompact portable typewriter. Really, very little about it had changed across 30 years. The Baby/Rocket was so popular that Hermes licensed its designs to many other manufacturers. Subsequently, you can find very similar-looking typewriters under a host of names. In the 1960s, Smith-Corona bought out the British Typewriters Ltd factory which had manufactured Rockets under license for Hermes. Smith-Corona used up the standing inventory of parts by re-labeling the machine as the Smith-Corona Empire. 3 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches

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Estimate $50 – $150
Starting Bid $50
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