Hermes Baby Rocket Typewriter

This portable Hermes Baby Rocket brand typewriter was manufactured by Hermes-Presica, a division of Paillard Incorporated, around 1966. Paillard Incorporated was based in Switzerland, but the factory that produced this typewriter was located in Sackingen, Germany. Hermes manufactured a variety of typewriter models under both the “Baby” and “Rocket” brand name, and the design was so popular that it was licensed to several other manufacturers. This Rocket typewriter was a portable version that came with a case cover and handle. Hermes advertised that the green color of their machines was found to be “the most relaxing to the eye…least likely to interfere with the operator’s efficiency.”
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overall: 3 in x 11 3/4 in x 13 in; 7.62 cm x 29.845 cm x 33.02 cm
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Computers & Business Machines
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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