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.