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Old 30th Aug 2017, 10:34 am   #1
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Default Identifying electric typewriter

Hello
Can anyone help me identify this typewriter please
The only thing that I can see is a capacitor dated 1952
Many thanks
Philip
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The AZERTY keyboard indicates that it is French or Belgian, or made for the French or Belgian markets.
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 4:24 pm   #3
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Initially I thought this was made by the Swiss company Hermes, but I couldn't find an exact match. However, I did come across the machine in the first photo below, which seems to match exactly. It's an exhibit in a museum in Lausanne in Switzerland, and is badged "Select". I haven't been able to find anything about Select typewriters.

There are some other similar-looking machines, but with detail differences, from other manufacturers, and I suspect they were all designs licensed from Hermes. Also shown are a Japy, made in France, a Patria, made in Switzerland, and a Hermes Regent (without the pre-spacing tab keys).
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Old 30th Aug 2017, 9:30 pm   #4
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Thank you Tom I and emeritus
That is a great help, I spent a fair amount of time on Google I made little progress...I obviously need some lessons!
If anyone can help any further it would be greatly appreciated
I have found a serial number 2047514210
Thanks again
Philip
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