Typecast: Hello Gorgeous!

That ‘coule’ should be ‘couple’, of course.
Hello Gorgeous! My 1939 Hermes 2000
When you don’t have a manual, these mechanical margin stops are pretty hard to find, but they’re under the paper table which you can fold back gently.

5 Comments on “Typecast: Hello Gorgeous!”

  1. RobertG says:

    Congratulations on finding such a nice machine! The IJ key is a very nice touch, though I ca see how it’d trip up typing when we’re all used to qwerty layout keyboards.
    When typing, it may help to think the text in ‘Polygoon’-voice to get into the mood – perhaps with old-spelling too 🙂

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    • Well, I block the IJ typebar by inserting a wooden toothpick in the slot, so whenever I accidentally type the IJ when I need a Y, the key is blocked. I’m so used to touch typing in English (despite being Dutch) that I find myself banging that blocked key pretty much every time.


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