2 de marzo de 2015

The Hermes Baby is 80!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!

Yes, believe it! The ever young HERMES BABY is turning 80 these days! After presenting a preliminary HERMES BABY family tree (see last post), I am happy to show you a HERMES BABY of the first series. A fascinating artefact! And it types nicely.
You will notice from the other pictures that I patched up the main picture a bit by adding the second spool which is absent from the original - thanks Photoshop.

HERMES BABY #65165, manufactured by E. Paillard & Cie S.A., Yverdon, Switzerland, in 1935!











9 comentarios:

  1. The semitransparent photos are fantastic! I must do something like this myself some time!

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    1. Thank you! It's not difficult to do, but takes a bit of time.

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  2. Nice work on the photos.

    I did not know the Baby was made as early as 1935.

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    1. Yes, 80 years already. It certainly was ahead of its competitors, hence the success.

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  3. Quite an extraordinary machine. Very much ahead of its time, which likely accounts for why the design persisted. Great family tree too.

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  4. I love that Superman X-Ray vision image!

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    1. Now that you say it, I remember my childhood comics.

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  5. That's a brilliant way to represent these machines! Very nice.

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