Hermes

Some girls hear Hermes and dream of elegant, flowing scarves.

hermes_scarf

Me?  I dream of elegant, flowing words.

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Meet my new Hermes 3000, manufactured in 1962.  Isn’t she beautiful?

And hey, if she’s good enough for Larry McMurtry ….  http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2006-01-20/features/0601190365_1_typewriter-hermes-larry-mcmurtry

Other scribblers who eschew computers, and the writing machines they love:

Don DeLillo: Olympia SM3 DeLuxe

Joan Didion: Royal KMM

Harlan Ellison: Olympia SG 3

John Irving: IBM Selectric

Terrence McNally: Olympia SM 9

Joyce Carol Oates: SCM Smith Corona Electra

Thomas Pynchon: Olivetti portable

David Sedaris: IBM Selectric II

William Styron: SCM Smith Corona Electra

John Updike: Olivetti from the ’40s

 

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6 thoughts on “Hermes

  1. Lyra

    Beautiful.
    I bought my husband the Olivetti Valentine for our anniversary a few years back. I love that I can say that here and you aren’t going to ask, “But why?”

  2. amyg

    I have a 1960-something smith coronal electric typewriter sitting on my desk. My kids always ask to use it, but can’t for the life of them remember what it’s called, “mom…can I type on that thing…you know, the thing w/ a keyboard, but it’s not a computer? what is it?”

    yours is gorgeous. i love the color of the keys.

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