Great pickup, especially for only shipping.Since I have never typed on an Ambassador, I can't say plus or minus about its performance/feel compared to my SG1 (which I would also put at the pinnacle of manual typewriter manufacture and quality), but I will say the Hermes has quite a different look and that may be something that's more acquired, maybe enough to give the SG1 an edge. Maybe.I love the look of my SG1, the crinkle finish, the color, the chrome...but I also love my Royal QDL with the same finish and chrome accents...
I haven't had the pleasure of typing on either one but congratulations on getting the Ambassador. I suspect I would be on your side Matt since I prefer the feel of the Hermes 3000 over any of my five Olympias.
Deek, the Ambassador is definitely enough to gve the SG-1 an edge! As far as smoothness goes, the Ambassador beats anything hands down! And Notagain, this Ambassador is, and I'll say this again, a 3000 on steroids! It's just pure awesomeness.
That is 100% pure beast.
That's a big machine right there.I wonder how it classifies in size/weight to a Royal Empress? The Empress is really way bigger and heavier than necessary; I get the feeling the Ambassador is a little more efficient in terms of its use of space.Looks great!
Oh, this thing is bigger than a Royal Empress, but it indeed does make use of its space!
Good grief, that's not a typewriter, it's a small building for producing documents!But with all that room, the machinery must be really slick.cheers, merry christmas, happy holidays including Hannukah, Kwanza and Solstice!--mcget/ phillytyper.com