What you have there is the twin to my favorite machine, Easy, in Director Elite. For $3, that's a smokin' deal! Your serial number seems to place it at 1964 as well. I think it will grow to become your favorite if you give it a chance (:
That's a fabulous find Nick! $3 is a steal. I'm lucky with mine, it's 1961, where the db has the entire range of numbers. I suspect the ones after that give the ending numbers, so is this maybe a 65?
Oh, I meant to say I think I have that 13 cpi typeface on my Hermes Rocket from Brazil/
Truly an excellent find! Congratulations!! And have a great train trip, I'm jealous.
that might be the cheapest price for a H3K, ever. Congrats! Once you get used to the precision and speed, you'll love it.
Wonderful machine. The typewriter Providence was looking upon you! Congrats.
Oh lucky lad! Lucky, lucky, lucky. I can't believe you hesitated in the shop. Hope you have fun with it and a great trip, meanwhile I'll just keep on pining for an "H3K" as Rino puts it.
Wow, just wow, and wow again. To have such luck. Amazing find!
Ted ~ Director Elite is 12 cpi in the NOMDA book made the same years as my Hermes, incidentally... I don't think it's Director Elite.Notagain ~ It is such a steal and i know it! Seems like that 13 cpi type is more common on Rockets as I know somebody else who has a Rocket with one.rino breebaart ~ Well, it needed some work--but you're probably right!Rob Bowker ~ I hesitated from excitement and anticipation!
I really dig your blog. Your work was instrumental in helping me begin my collection this weekend. It's a modest start--a Sears Electric 2 and an amazing Hermes Rocket--, but it's a start!