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191x Hammond Multiplex Serial # 190802 191x Hammond Multiplex typewriter, Serial # 190802 Miguel Chavez's 191x Hammond Multiplex typewriter. 2013-06-26 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Miguel Chavez: 191x Hammond Multiplex Serial # 190802 The Hammond has a very peculiar mechanism. Perhaps the best way to describe the way it puts the characters on the paper, would be comparing it to the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. There's a small hammer in the back of the carriage. Every time you press a key, the internal mechanism makes the print wheel rotate to the proper position, and then the hammer strikes the paper from behind, pressing it against the ribbon.

191x Hammond Multiplex #190802

Status: Sightings
Created: 04-23-2013 at 12:13PM
Last Edit: 06-26-2013 at 04:49PM


Description:

The Hammond has a very peculiar mechanism. Perhaps the best way to describe the way it puts the characters on the paper, would be comparing it to the cartoon character Woody Woodpecker. There's a small hammer in the back of the carriage. Every time you press a key, the internal mechanism makes the print wheel rotate to the proper position, and then the hammer strikes the paper from behind, pressing it against the ribbon.

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The Hammond Multiplex frontispiece
The Hammond Multiplex frontispiece

General view of keyboard.
General view of keyboard.

The interchangeable printwheel mechanism.
The interchangeable printwheel mechanism.

View from behind: the escapement spring and gears
View from behind: the escapement spring and gears

Side view: vertical ribbon shaft, CAPS and FIGS lock linkages, and carriage rails
Side view: vertical ribbon shaft, CAPS and FIGS lock linkages, and carriage rails

The margin stops
The margin stops

Close-up to the cast-aluminium frame and carriage rails
Close-up to the cast-aluminium frame and carriage rails

The ribbon advance control knob is located under the machine, to the left.
The ribbon advance control knob is located under the machine, to the left.

Right-side view of the carriage, showing the backspace linkage.
Right-side view of the carriage, showing the backspace linkage.

Close-up to the sticker on the wooden cover.
Close-up to the sticker on the wooden cover.

The original cover, made of steam-curved plywood.
The original cover, made of steam-curved plywood.

The cover has two latches that secure it to the wooden base.
The cover has two latches that secure it to the wooden base.

Close-up to one of the cover latches
Close-up to one of the cover latches















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