Before the green: the 1939 (black) Hermes Media… a simplified 2000

It may be a simplified Hermes 2000, but it is one sweet machine.  I like the logo on the right side (not sure what it is) but it looks cool. From what I’ve read when this was introduced in 1936 it lacked a back space key and ribbon selector (both added by 1939).  Also on the 2000 in the rear was a knob for adjusting velocity.

1939 Hermes Media
1939 Hermes Media

The freedom to type… one letter at a time!

It’s great to have the ability to type and to express one’s view… all you need do is press some keys and words appear.  And if the letters are put together in a nice way and in a good way then you can have “peace of mind”, “love in your heart” all kinds of thoughts that relax and engage.  Just by putting letters together one at a time.

1966 Hermes 3000
1966 Hermes 3000

Extra sheet of paper… and the Remington Noiseless makes a great impression!

I added a fourth sheet of paper to my Remington Standard (Noiseless) and it turned the output from okay to great.  Made my day. Until I noticed all the letters transposed… can’t have everything!

1951 Remington Noiseless (Standard)
1951 Remington Noiseless (Standard)

300 miles on the C-17 Brooks Cambium (rubber) Saddle

When the rubber meets the road… of something like that?  At 300 miles the Brooks Cambium feels like it did at 12.  Which is good and bad in its way.  Right out of the box it felt like a leather brooks after several hundred miles; the leather gets better the more miles you put in.  So far the Rubber stays the same.

1929 Demountable & C-17 Brooks Saddle
1929 Demountable & C-17 Brooks Saddle