Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hermes Ambassador in the Wild



Today was the first day that a student wanted to use the copper-painted Hermes Ambassador. I fitted it out with a nice green ribbon from Baco and let a young lady in my first hour have a go at this freshly customized typewriter.

The response?

"I love this typewriter."

I couldn't agree more.


10 comments:

  1. Wow - looks like a little friend for C3pio!

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  2. It's nice to see the Ambassador at work.

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  3. It wears that color well! Nicely done!

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  4. Green typing on a copper typewriter -- exotic and wonderful!

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  5. I'm glad to see this machine getting the use it deserves - you've really worked the Magic Margin Magic on that one! (:

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    1. The platen is trashed, but its still pretty quiet. I could only imagine how nice it would be to type on with a nice, fresh platen; as smooth as the sound of the alphorn echoing off the mountains.

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  6. I love that typewriter, too. It shouldn't work, but it knd of does.

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  7. Amazing re-paint on your Hermes Ambassador.

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  8. This typewriter is a waste with Baco ribbons. You have a dual ribbon machine that took IBM 5/16 ribbons; not all Ambassadors have this rather expensive option and it would be a shame not to use it. IBM ribbon is still manufactured by an American company and can be bought at www.aroundtheoffice.com/mobile/D-FILM/products/2193/ It's available in blue, correctable black and indelible black.

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