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See, I could never walk away from typers I was interested in buying, for fear that they would not be there the next time around. You have more self control than myself, apparently. That is about the nicest 319 I have seen. Really, though, I have only come across them in tan, so the red looks great.
The lack of space (and money) helps me to control my acquisitions :)That kind of red is better in real life, this photo doesn't make it justice!
You can't do anything wrong if you get a Hermes 3000/Media 3 in this round design. €25 seems fair outside of Switzerland as well.
Yes I know, but I think I'm gonna look for a 3000 because it has a tabulator which I use very often.BTW I could change my mind, who knows!
That red Underwood 319 is a steal. Although I agree that there's a limit to the plastic one should collect.
At the moment I'd like to limit my interest in mechanical typewriters made of metal, the plastic is allowed only for Electronic ones :)I must admit that some plastic Olivettis are very nice... the 45, 46 (I've not found a metal one yet) and Dora are some of them!When I'll go to live alone I'd like to have a room or a part of a room with a plastic typewriter, some fancy coloured plastic objects and a red plastic 8-tracks RCA player like this:http://www.flickr.com/photos/jojebin/5453674864/
3 decent-good machines for $60... thats $20/machine: maybe you can bargain it down to $50 for all 3.Andrea, you didnt mention that the Hermes and the Underwood/Olivetti had cases... if not, maybe thats why theyre so affordable?Me - i think im going to resist buying a typewriter without its case... that is, unless it is extremely desirable typer and then i shall just have to make due :)
Unfortunately I don't have enough space for storage :(I'm focusing on acquiring only certain typewriters but I must admit that all of these are very tempting!However I forgot to mention that all of these typewriters have an original case or to be more precise, both the Hermes and the Underwood have the cover-with-the-handle and the Triumph has both a vinyl dust cover and its made-in-germany plastic case.
Andrea - yup, understood. we cant all be robert messengers/alan seavers/richard polts/will davises/etc... i am fast approaching max capacity too.i think it might be time to do some interventions on some typospherians... maybe ill put in a call in to one of those hoarding shows hahaha
Hello Andrea, you didn't look up the serial number of the Hermes Media by any chance? I collect them for an on-going research project (http://typewriters.ch/collection/hermes_media.html) Cheers
Ooops, I forgot :-(The next time I'll visit that shop I'll look for it, however where is the serial number of the Media 3? Where should I look for it?