Ultraportable Light Travel Hermes Rocket Typewriter Reconditioned New Paint!

Ultraportable Light Travel Hermes Rocket Typewriter Reconditioned New Paint!

Beautiful Hermes Rocket Ultraportable Manual Typewriter Reconditioned Custom Paint in Ivory Pearl with Snap on Case!

Perfect for travel at 8lbs the case snaps onto the typewriter and the machine is built into the base of the case. 

There are purchase options in the checkout to add accessories or you can individually go to the accessories and add what you like to your order.

The Rocket, developed by Paillard S.A. and engineered by Giuseppe Prezioso.  In the early beginnings, E. Paillard & Co. designed and manufactured some of the world's finest watch movements and music box mechanisms. To this day, the name of Paillard is known around the world as manufacturer of some of the finest musical boxes ever made. The typewriters were identified with Hermes, the Greek god of travel and commerce. The machine weighs in as the worlds lightest portable typewriter according to one of the company’s publications. This model was part of the company’s portable line of Hermes typewriters (including the Hermes Baby and the Featherweight), which were the first truly small portable machines on the market. 

This Hermes Rocket was the first major update of the 1935 version, sporting a new look, larger platen and improved mechanism, but still maintaining that super-low profile and beautiful Hermes look. Its compactness and lightweight turn the Hermes Rocket into the ultimate choice for people on the road.

Revolutionary for its small and light form, the Rocket was conceived as a practical compact machine for travel, able to fit in a briefcase. The Rocket was a favorite of journalists and writers such as Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck.
11” x 11” x 3  weighs 8 lbs
My typewriters are packaged securely for shipping and come with the case and user manual.

We have a large inventory of typewriter accessories like typewriter pads, dustcover, extra ribbons, vintage paper, correction paper, erasers and more that you can add to your order! Too see them all just check them out in the shop and add individually and you will see some select options at checkout. 

Most of our typewriters are custom made and are previewed on social media throughout the process so many will sell before ever being listed so follow us on social media to see what’s coming soon! 


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About US- What is Restoration and Reconditioning?

All the typewriters available for sale at Colombo Collection have been professionally reconditioned and restored to ultimate functionality unless otherwise stated as serviced.  You can read more on our about us page to understand the differences between serviced, refurbished, reconditioned and restored.  Most sellers do not have the training or do not provide these services.

So how do we do it? 

First, we disassemble the typewriter including the body and the platen from the carriage.
Then the typewriter is put into an ultra-sonic cleaning tank to degrease the machine removing gunk, grime, oil, dirt you get the picture! Then the typewriter goes through a drying process.

Next all the pieces are reviewed for any damage or corrosion and are treated or replaced. Any repairs needed are made at this time. Keys and hammers are straightened, and their alignments corrected. Then all the metals are chemically cleaned and polished.
All rubber components are replaced.  The platen’s is refurbished or replaced completely and the same for the feed rollers. 

The plastics are treated, repaired if needed including rubbing compounds to remove any scratches and resurface then polished. 

The exterior if left original is cleaned, treated, buffed and polished.  If it’s a restored painted piece the body is cleaned, sanded, degreased, primed, painted with new paint then dried and polished.  

Then the typewriter is tested again its tested throughout the process then once that is complete the machine is reassembled. Then the typewriter goes through a lengthy Final Quality Assurance testing that is over 30 minutes of continuous typing then we double check alignment and all other functions on the typewriter and any final adjustments are made.

With a reconditioned typewriter from Colombo Collection you can rest assured that you have invested in a quality Typewriter that has been fully tested and restored to once again provide many years of reliable service!
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