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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1908 Hammond 2

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1908 Hammond 2
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Status: My Collection
Created: 09-05-2016 at 10:21AM
Last Edit: 09-05-2016 at 08:23PM

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I picked this up from a former typewriter repairman who had it tucked in a cupboard for four decades. I have left the model name and year empty above because I'm not sure if this is a late No. 2 or a No. 12. The serial # is 64209. My research suggests that some 12s look almost identical to the 2s, and I'm unable to distinguish the two. If I had to guess, I'd say it's a late No. 2 with a universal keyboard that dates to 1908. As always, any help would be appreciated! The seller showed me how it works, and had the turret and shuttle working perfectly, but I'll leave it be until I've done more reading about it.

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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.

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