The color on this Hermes Baby is a very deep orange, almost red. Compared to the one I had last year, which had half the paint worn off its spacebar, this one is really quite lovely. (I should also add that this is one of my favorite pictures on the blog so far; courtesy of J who kindly photographed the typewriter on a rainy day last week - I'm not very good at taking pictures with artificial light. Since I refuse to concede to the thieves and use watermarks, I'm just counting down till this appears on eBay...)
This poster never gets old - look how happy she is! (Courtesy of M. Perrier's typewriter museum in Lausanne.)
The mechanism on the Hermes Baby is not to everyone's taste (see: Strikethru), but I really do like how mine writes and it compares favorably with other carriage-shifted portable typewriters of its era. And as far as looks go, I will be glad to put this up against any Olivetti Valentine!