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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1885 Hammond 1

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1885 Hammond 1
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 12:50PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 12:50PM

Hammond Serial Numbers
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Hammond 1 Typewriter Galleries


This striking and gorgeous Hammond 1 is incased in golden oak with solid ebony keys. It is a masterpiece of design and function. (The Hammond 1 came in three finishes, oak, cherry, and mahogany.)

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Martin Howard
Username: MartinHoward

I am a collector of 19th century typewriters and have built a collection that shows the remarkable ingenuity and beauty of the world’s first typewriters. I have always been interested in the beginnings of a machine when there is an eruption of approaches to making it. Early typewriters are an exceptional example of this incubation period.

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