Three generations of Hermes Media: glossy black from the '30s, mint green from the late '60s, and army green from the '40s. All in one store! It was a Hermes kind of day, indeed.
The Hermes parade continued with a mid '50s green Baby (not pictured), this wide-carriage '70s 3000,
...and yet another Media, this time from the early '50s. The store owner had an impressive collection indeed, but I couldn't help worrying that it was due to low turnover - how many of these machines had been lingering there for months?
In the "Not Hermes" category was an Olivetti Lettera 42 with a fun repeat spacer function...
and this Royal Quiet de Luxe (first time seeing one of these!) with a disgraceful skipping problem (tsk, tsk).
More after the cut... yes, it was a very interesting day!
The photographer earns his keep by turning out a decent picture of Georg and me (I nicked this from Georg's blog, actually :))