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190X Hammond 12 Serial # 140686 190X Hammond 12 typewriter, Serial # 140686 James Grooms's 190X Hammond 12 typewriter. 2024-03-31 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 190X Hammond 12 Serial # 140686 Iowa Hunting. A display piece for at least 30 years, Before this it belonged to a bachelor farmer. It is gummed up so I haven't gone too far in evaluating it. It has an improvised ribbon spool and broken shuttle shield frame.
1097-1912 date range. Hammond 12 Universal often advertised as Hammond 12 Visible.

190X Hammond 12 #140686

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 03-31-2024 at 04:45AM
Last Edit: 03-31-2024 at 05:19AM


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Iowa Hunting. A display piece for at least 30 years, Before this it belonged to a bachelor farmer. It is gummed up so I haven't gone too far in evaluating it. It has an improvised ribbon spool and broken shuttle shield frame.
1097-1912 date range. Hammond 12 Universal often advertised as Hammond 12 Visible.

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Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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As with many, the bug is back there somewhere due to an Underwood No. 5. My grandfather was on a small town school board and used one for this. My parents had a yellow Royal Safari that I used to index card everything, including a beer can collection. Collection syndrome clue! The long dormant tic was activated when my neighbors left a Remington Quiet Riter on the curb when they moved in circa 2010, Yes a believe it or not story is next, when a Hermes 3000 comes home with the girlfriend from work for free. Yes, free! From there the addiction is full steam. And yes, I now have a No. 5. Typewriters are the perfect blend of using one's technical skills, history and functional purpose.



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