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All God’s Chilluns Gots Shoes… Or at least the Hermes 2000 does!

The mashed-up grey ones are the original H200 feet. Pretty good match! $2.49 at Ace Hardware.

Wow, both much better looking, and waaay grippy! I won't need a typing pad for this one.

Ellery, the 1956 Hermes 2000, 12cpi Elite

With the departure of Ellery from display in the glass case to join the Corral, there remains only the Exiled Eight...

Updated: April 19, 2011 — 6:17 pm


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  1. How satisfying it is to have a freshly shod writing machine!

  2. i need to borrow that skyriter for an air voyage hahaha…

  3. Happy Feet! You should have seen the look on the bloke’s face (yes, I’m sorry, we really do say ‘bloke’ over here, or chap) in my local hardware shop when I asked him for half inch tap washers. He said, “These are supposed to be half inch, but they are more like five eighths.” And then I asked for four where two’s the usual. And I said, “Don’t worry, they’ll be fine, they aren’t for fixing a tap.” I WAS tempted to tell him they were for replacement bushes to an Olympia SM4, but I thought I’d leave him to ponder the enigma indefinitely.

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