This Hermes 2000 typewriter was made in 1951 and is in a lovely dark green colour with round black keys , caramel coloured carriage knobs and space bar .Hermes typewriters were designed and made in Switzerland by Paillard before production moved to Germany and then to France . They have a good reputation as wonderfully engineered and made machines , as you would expect from the Swiss .This one was made in Switzerland and is in full working order and types very well .It has the slightly larger " Pica " sized type giving you 10 letters to the inch .
This typewriter has been professionally cleaned ,serviced, adjusted and tested . It is in full working order and is fitted with a new Group 9 ribbon on metal spools so its all ready for you to start typing on !
We can supply Group 9 typewriter ribbons from $12.50 each including postage. Available in plain black, red/black and a range of Universal ribbons colours in various coloured options . A ribbon will last you a long time and to give you an idea , in an office environment with someone using a typewriter professionally a ribbon would last them around 3 months .
It is in a good general condition for its age ,with just some small marks and discolouration to the paintwork on the body mainly on the right hand side of the ribbon cover. The hard plastic back corners that fit into the metal casing have a crack in the back right hand one which has been successfully repaired and is missing a small part of the left hand one on the inside section . It has the Hermes 2000 logo in silver and red on the front ,the original selling agents gold crest also on the front , the Hermes logo and the manufactures details on the back.
We include a copy of an original instruction booklet for the Hermes 2000 showing all its features and giving tips such as changing the ribbon. The body of the typewriter measures 27 cms by 30 cms by 12 cms high and comes with its original wooden carry case with covering .The case is also in a good functional condition but does have some signs of wear, marks and discolouration mainly to the outside . The handle and clasps to close work well and the carry case is fully functional.
This is a lovely and well made early Hermes 2000 working typewriter in a nice colour and from a great brand.