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SHANE-Yeh Gerard
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Nightmare Repeated
So when this little Hermes 2000 arrived, nightmare again! Second time in April! What nightmare? Please check my previous post.  I'm speechless.  Who would use Walmart plastic bags to bundle typewriters nowadays?  Who would use such a dilapidated box to ship...

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Broken Royal 10 ....heart is broken too.
It all started three weeks ago. I saw a Royal 10 on eBay. It pulled my heartstring. You see, I've always wanted to own a Royal 10, either carriage shift or basket shift. So many typospherians have sung high praises of the machine, for its sturdiness, modern...

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The Ingenious Edison Margin Justifier
Has any typospherian ever seen this Edison Margin Justifier? How does it work?  I saw it on the book Mechanical Typewriter that I bought a few years back. By chance, I saw this little alignment gadget that is supposed to even up the right hand margin. Accor...

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The Typewriter Revolution Arrives in China! Let's sabotage!
Just as I was wondering about when The Typewriter Revolution could be delivered, the courier appeared right in front of me, holding a big yellow envelop and asking me to sign on it. Yes, it's the Typewriter Revolution The book I bought from Richard Polt. It...

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The Blue Ribbon Arrived! ....and Label of an LA Typewriter Service Co.,
Finally, the blue ribbon I ordered from a factory in Guangdong (Canton) Province arrived. It's not bad, right? The best part is that the 8-meter long ribbon costs 14 RMB (approx US$ 2)a piece. I tried to convince the seller that he should consider selling c...

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Large Spools of Hermes--Mystery Solved!
Several fellow typospherians replied to my previous "Hermes Question" post, for which I'm very grateful. Blank, one of the repliers,is correct. The two large vertical spools are for carbon ribbon.The Hermes Ambassador has two sets of ribbon vibrators: one f...

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Hermes Question
Could anyone please tell me what the two spools at the front of the Hermes desktop typewriter are for? They are certainly not for the ribbons, aren't they? Thank you.

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Has any of you ever seen an Olivetti Linea 198?  For a long time, I thought it was only a concept as I had never seen it on eBay. I should have because it is one of the latest models of the typewriter era. I'm wondering about its bold print function. How is...

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An Old Picture of Madame Chiang Kai-shek (aka.Soong Mei-ling)
A portrait of Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of Republic of China, typing on a Hermes baby. Madame Chiang is known for her elegance, eloquence, knowledge and also hunger for power and being corrupt.  

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A Hermes 3000 with Director Pica.
No offense, but I always believe that Hermes 2000 & 3000, Optima Aztec and mid-century Erika are the best typewriters.I like them because of the snappy touch feels they have. Olympias, on the other hand, have sloppy feels so it is not included in my list of...
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