Sunday, February 5, 2012

Post(Card)-A-Day 5: An Exciting New Find - an ITAM Miracle!

The Hermes was in the midst of this pile, and blending in quite well, too. It took an eagle eye...

Case, as found, on the desk at work.

First test - does it work?

Cleaned up and ready for a close up, although light conditions are abysmal... it's the best I can do for now, what with Geneva having suddenly turned into Siberia.

Platen knobs intact, metal parts free of rust.

Would you believe it - the original cleaning brushes were still in the case!


  1. Holy Moly! It's like the Typewriter Gods love to entertain you, Adwoa! What a fun story. ;-)

  2. Fantastic find! One can only imagine how many typewriters are thrown on the trash piles of the world.

  3. Only in Geneva do you find an Everest and Media 3 just sitting in someone's trash pile! Marvelous find and it has to be an ITAMI miracle!

  4. Adwoa, you deserve a medal for typewriter rescuing.

  5. You'll never know what treasures lie hidden in other people's trash. ( :
    But I agree, typers in the trash is definitely a Geneva miracle. Cheers!

  6. A serendipitous moment, indeed. Your timing was perfect. Congratulations on rescuing this great typewriter!

  7. Great! It certainly does nice work. How can people throw such things away?

    Sounds like the city or citizens of Geneva need to do a better job of salting the sidewalks.

    1. They've certainly taken your advice to heart, Richard! In the couple of days since I brought the Hermes home, the sidewalks have become bone-dry salt licks and walking is easy once more, although the salt gets tracked everywhere and is rather messy... Ah, well.

  8. Awesome! I'm glad the typewriter gods were on your side. It would have been a pity for that to end up in a landfill.

  9. That's an amazing story. In deed, a ITAM miracle :)


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