Monday, May 25, 2015

1956 Hermes Rocket with Deluxe Case

I bought this typewriter at Goodwill's Memorial Day sale. It comes in a very nice leather-covered case (which is structurally very similar to the standard Hermes Baby case). It was originally sold by E.W. Hall, located at 1111 Second Avenue in downtown Seattle. It's old enough that the phone number on the dealer tag has six digits and has an ELiot phone prefix (instead of MAin or MUtual, both of which came in 1958). This is easily the best $20 I have ever spent!


  1. Great find for $20! I wish my Goodwill had sweet little surprises like that.

  2. Nice! Looks good and clean too. One of my favourite ultra compact machines.