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Hammond Typewriter Model No. 1


A Hammond No. 1 Typewriter with case. The Hammond Typewriter company, founded by James Bartlett Hammond (1839-1913), first sold the Hammond No. 1 in 1884. Hammond No. 1 typewriters featured innovative technologies not previously seen in typewriters, such as the Ideal (curved) keyboard, an anvil and hammer mechanism for even printing, and a type sector that could allow users to type in various languages, typefaces, or font sizes. The Hammond Company was located in New York City at 639 E. 69th Street.


circa 1884


Copper, metal

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Baltimore City Life Museum Collection

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