Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This Ain't Rocket Surgery



Post-Script: The lesson in this newest typewriter acquisition is that sometimes it's best to be patient, you never know what might come your way. I had for a long while desired a well-engineered, mid-20th century ultra-portable typewriter. This one not only fits the bill, but its provenance makes it altogether extra special.

Typecast via Hermes Rocket, photo via Fujifilm X10.

Bonus Images: Here are scans of the owner's manual included with this Hermes Rocket, circa 1953. Click on the images to see them at 800 pixels wide.

Page 1: Rocket001a

Page 2: Rocket002a

Page 3: Rocket003a

Page 4: Rocket004a

Page 5: Rocket005a

Page 6: Rocket006a


Blogger Brian Brumfield said...

Awesome! I think the 1953 models also came with a pack of cigarettes (jk). Congrats on the very nice machine!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Rob Bowker said...

This must be the Baby/Rocket this Empire Aristocrat was cloned from. Right down to the paint job.

5:09 PM  
Blogger Bill M said...

Congratulations on the fine Rocket. I wish mine looked that good. They are fine typers.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Richard P said...

Your title for this post is just perfect.

11:07 AM  

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