Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Typewriter History

1961 Hermes 3000
Typewriter History, Page 1
From Sandia Lab News, June 8, 1962

Typewriter History, Page 2

Here's the video I made of Sterling Carter's Remington:



Anonymous John Cooper said...

Nice. I love the square brackets on this Hermes — a key all of my typewriters so far lack. Very useful for inline notes and citations.

I admit I'm also tickled by his working for the "Underground Physics Division"; it probably literally means the physics of explosions beneath the earth's surface, but metaphorically, it could describe the whole lab. My brother-in-law worked for Sandia for most of his career, and he still can't or won't even hint on what he did there. (His doctorate is in shock physics.)

I wish I had the personal history of all my typewriters. I only know something about the origins of one — also a Hermes.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Diane Maher said...

I have a receipt in the case with a Hammond, dated 1924. The receipt was from the Hammond Typewriter Company. I can’t quite make out the date. There is a name at the bottom of the receipt. I hadn’t noticed it before. It was a student. The receipt lists name address and occupation of the buyer and lists the salesman’s name too.

1:04 PM  
Blogger Bill M said...

Sure is great knowing the history behind a typewriter and knowing the previous owner makes it even more interesting.

I'd love a typewriter from Sandia or other famous lab. All I have is an HP-35 (still works great) from Lawrence Livermore.

Beautiful H3k. I find those original versions much better typers than the newer ones.

Happy New Year Joe!

8:01 AM  

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