The Typewriter Database

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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Martin Howard:
1896 Hartford 2

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1896 Hartford 2
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Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 02:10PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 02:10PM

Hartford Serial Numbers
Hartford Typewriter Galleries
Hartford 2 Typewriter Galleries


Invented by Mr. John M. Fairfield, the Hartford typewriter is a beautifully made and an intriguing machine. Model 1 appeared in 1894, followed by a model 2 in 1896.

Fairfield had already invented the Dart typewriter in 1890. (seen here in this data base)

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Martin Howard
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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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