1882 Hammonia typewriter #no serial number
Status: My Collection
Created: 06-16-2017 at 12:55PM
Last Edit: 06-16-2017 at 12:55PM
It was invented by Andrew Hanson of London and covered by a British patent in 1882. H. A. Guhl of Hamburg protected it the following year with a German Patent and produced it in his sewing machine factory, Guhl and Harbeck, which later brought out a second typewriter called the Kosmopolit.
The long brass blade has the characters cut out along the bottom edge. To type one lifts the blade and moves it back and forth to select a character, then one pushes the black wooden handle straight down somewhat like a cheese slicer!
Hunter: Martin Howard (MartinHoward)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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.
My website is antiquetypewriters.com
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