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1907 Hammond 12 Serial # 114673 1907 Hammond 12 typewriter, Serial # 114673 Mark Schrad's 1907 Hammond 12 typewriter. 2021-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Schrad: 1907 Hammond 12 Serial # 114673 THE HUNGARIAN HAMMOND! It sounds like a wrestling name, I know, but this 1907 Hammond 12 came with a Hungarian typeshuttle and keyboard layout. I bought it in December 2019 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The previous owner said it was originally owned by some well-to-do fellow from either Allentown or Coopersburg. Aside from the Hungarian layout, what makes this Hammond unique is its case and base, which comes with a built-in drawer. I have had extensive conversations online and in-person with folks who are far more knowledgeable than I who claim this is most curious, and has not been seen on another Hammond. I included a number of pictures of the base. The consensus seems to be that it was either manufactured that way at the factory, or was skillfully adapted and added-on to the base soon thereafter.

1907 Hammond 12 #114673

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-08-2021 at 09:59AM
Last Edit: 01-08-2021 at 09:59AM


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THE HUNGARIAN HAMMOND! It sounds like a wrestling name, I know, but this 1907 Hammond 12 came with a Hungarian typeshuttle and keyboard layout. I bought it in December 2019 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The previous owner said it was originally owned by some well-to-do fellow from either Allentown or Coopersburg. Aside from the Hungarian layout, what makes this Hammond unique is its case and base, which comes with a built-in drawer. I have had extensive conversations online and in-person with folks who are far more knowledgeable than I who claim this is most curious, and has not been seen on another Hammond. I included a number of pictures of the base. The consensus seems to be that it was either manufactured that way at the factory, or was skillfully adapted and added-on to the base soon thereafter.

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