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  1. Yes! H3k round and square body. Baby and later Rocket. I’m in.

    The round and square are just enough different to warrant material on each. I’m not sure about the early Baby (1950s-ish) and the newer Rocket (mid-60s-ish)

    You are right, once they work, they work. And like a Timex they take a licking and keep on ticking.

    1. I’m currently working on the HP-2/71 section of the H3k manual, the plastic-bodied 1971 edition. We’re working on getting ahold of 1940/54/60/64 Baby/Rocket. We’ve got 1940 in French, with no illustrations so far. Sometimes the floodgates really bust open once they crack, though. I have high hopes for even the 2000 manual to show up at some point soonish.

  2. This is exciting news! I’ve got both earlier & later versions of the 3000, and a friend just acquired one (older model) — it will be great to have access to a service manual.

  3. I have a H3k and HM3 (media 3) I call the two “Thelma and Louise”. I will be happy to contribute $$$ for the service manual.

  4. I’ll definitely buy this manual when it becomes available. In the meantime, is there an illustration of the spacing mechanism in the manual you have? I’m one of those pathetic amateurs who, not finding the Cambridge Typewriter site on correctly removing a Hermes 3000 platen in time, managed to disassemble the line spacing mechanism in the process. After hours of frustrating work,I was able to reassemble it (including re-attaching the pesky lever spring), but the line space pawl is not engaging the platen ratchet and I’m wondering if I need to re-orient the mechanism. Seeing how it’s supposed to look would help immensely, but I can’t find any images out there. Hate to have this otherwise sweet 1958 machine not working thanks to my stupidity. Any help will be much appreciated.

  5. Thank you! This is exactly what I needed. The line space/ratchet mechanism is back in place and fully functional…but my pride in accomplishment didn’t last long. Somewhere in the process the feed roller assembly became misaligned (though it seemed to be seated correctly) and now sheets won’t feed. Must be a law of the typosphere that one good repair deserves another. Oh, well. Hope you have a very happy holiday and thanks again.

    1. Hi Fred, forgive me for replying to your comment which is almost two years old now.

      If by any chance you see this, I was just wondering if you remember or have any advice on how to attach that pesky lever spring? Unfortunately I made the same mistake that you did when removing the platen. No matter what I do, I just can’t seem to get that spring back in place! I’m kind of throwing this into the aether at the moment but if you do come across this, I’d greatly appreciate any advice :)

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