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Booklet - Instruction, Hermes Polyglot 2000 Typewriter, 1952 Document Reg. No: HT 658

Summary:
Instruction booklet for Hermess typewriter belonging to Alma Arnould, who immigrated to Australia in 1971. Alma was born in Egypt, educated in England and lived and finally migrated from Belgium. Alma was a linguist and worked as a translator in Europe. She bought the typewriter with her first wages in the 1950s for her work. It has an international keyboard and types in French, English, Spanish and German. Although Alma never used the typewriter in Australia, the machine itself has been branded with a Migrant Flight Number which marks it literally and symbolically as a migration object. Migrant specific flights were identified with a special MI prefix.
Description:
Booklet of 12 pages, card cover, fold-out back cover with annotated diagrams of typewriter
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Alma Arnould, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 149 mm (Height), 210 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: working life, immigration, communications, languages, immigration policies, brought goods
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, Migration Collection, Transport Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: tools of trade
Inscriptions: Front cover - Exploit/the resources of your/HERMES/2000
Manufacturer: Paillard Ltd., Yverdon, Switzerland, 1952
User: Mrs Alma Arnould, Belgium, 1952-1971
User: Mrs Alma Arnould, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1971

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