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Very nice closeups of the type slugs.
Techno pica rocks! You're lucky to find it and Hermes at that. I wish every typewriter on ebay would have a typeface sample. Online, it really is just sheer luck.
The type slugs look amazingly clean.Great typeface!
Oooo...mmacro! I typically don't have the patience to get my type slugs that clean. Nicely done! Also, kudos on manufacturing knob replacements. I understand there are now 3D printer services. I've seen some MakerBot projects where inserts are included.I like the typeface. My Olympia SM9 has been itching to do a technology related typecast.
Very nice!That platen knob problem is mysterious, on none of the many Hermeses we've seen here in Switzerland, there were broken platen knobs.
@I dream lo-tech, I check out the type slugs real closely if there is a photo posted and no typing example.@ Dwayne F, I have a 3D printing system at work, but no good knobs to copy and make the 3D CAD file for the printer. I'd love to see the SM-9 typeface. I do not have an SM-9, but I want one.@ maschinengeschrieben, I think the knob problem is people not taking care when closing the lid and breaking the knobs by not having the carriage centered and locked.Thanks all for the comments.
Hey, I have one of these too! I think that I have noted more typeface variations on Hermes 3000s of this style than the earlier, curvy model - you have techno, I have epoca, Richard has script, etc. To be fair, I've seen techno and script also on the curvy ones, but never epoca...Anyway, perfect depiction of Hermes techno in your typecast! The type slugs are nice and clean, and the macro pictures are marvelous.
Thank you Adwoa. The type slugs were fairly clean when I got the typewriter. A bit of acetone and a medium bristle toothbrush did a good job on cleaning.
Very cool! I love the techno typeface! I slugs really do look very nice and clean. What a neat find.
Hey all!I got one from 72, 2 months ago.You know, that button with 2 arrows going opposite directions?When I type at the middle of the line it blocks, and that button with the 2 arrows seems to be the only one that allows me to carry on.Is that normal? And is it to disable this feature?Thanks a lot
Thomas the key with the 2 opposite facing arrows is the margin release. I suspect the right margin is set about the halfway point. Press the carriage release and move the carriage to where it stops and you press the margin release. Instead of pressing the margin release continue to hold the carriage release and at the same time hold the margin set tab (chrome lever under the carriage release button) and slide the carriage to where you want the right margin.