Thursday, October 04, 2012

Oh Baby Baby - look what I got today!



 













"The Hermes Baby Typewriter was the next successful machine from E. Paillard & Company in the late 1930's and early 1940's. Also known as the Hermes Baby Jubilee, it is considered by many to be the "Mini Cooper" of typewriters. When it was first introduced, the Baby gained almost instant success and became the "must have" typewriter for novelists, celebrities, reporters, and journalists of the time. Designed for Paillard by famed Italian designer Giuseppe Presioso, the beautiful lines of the Hermes Baby changed typewriter design forever. The Baby was reputed to be the typewriter of choice for Ernest Hemingway."
Not a great photo of it, but I was so excited about bringing this home that I took just a quick photo with my phone. It's a steel gray with red accents. It's VERY light weight. Way more portable than my turqouise Smith Corona, which weighs like a ton by comparison. I can't wait to use it. My honey found the image of the advertisement on eBay. It shows the machine and the factory in Switzerland.

3 comments:

Julia said...

Beautiful!!
Enjoy it...

Anonymous said...

oh, the typewriter is FABULOUS.
You'll have a great time with this little baby! Love the altered postcards. They crack me up.
xo, bb

Margie said...

How cool! Betsy bought her dad an antique typewriter for Christmas a couple of years ago. She thinks of great things for gifts.