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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1886 Hammond 1b

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1886 Hammond 1b
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 12:51PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 12:51PM

Hammond Serial Numbers
Hammond Typewriter Galleries
Hammond 1b Typewriter Galleries


Model 1b, as collectors name it, is mechanically similar to model 1. However, with the wooden top deck gone, this fine typewriter takes on a whole new look.

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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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