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H4161 Typewriter, 'Hammond' with 'Ideal' keyboard, S/No 24931, and original wooden cover, made by Hammond Typewriter Co., New York, USA, c.1893. Click to enlarge.

Typewriter, ‘Hammond’ with ‘Ideal’ keyboard, S/No 24931, and original wooden cover, made by Hammond Typewriter Co., New York, USA, c.1893

Made 1884

This is a Hammond ‘Ideal’ typewriter made in New York in about 1893 by the Hammond Typewriter Company. This firm produced typewriters from the 1880s of which consumers could decide on either a three-row, double shift QWERTY keyboard or this two-row curved one. The Hammond typewriter also had a feature which allowed typists to see their typing by a ribbon vibrator which raised or lowered the ribbon with each key stroke.

During the 1880s and 1890s the keyboards on typewriters were not standardis...

Summary

Object No.

H4161

Object Statement

Typewriter, 'Hammond' with 'Ideal' keyboard, S/No 24931, and original wooden cover, made by Hammond Typewriter Co., New York, USA, c.1893

Physical Description

Typewriter, 'Hammond' with 'Ideal' keyboard, S/No 24931, and original wooden cover, made by Hammond Typewriter Co., New York, USA, c. 1893
Includes original wooden cover and with printed instructions inside the lid.

Production

Made

1884

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Frazer Uther & Co, 1939

Acquisition Date

4 October 1939

Cite this Object

Harvard

Typewriter, 'Hammond' with 'Ideal' keyboard, S/No 24931, and original wooden cover, made by Hammond Typewriter Co., New York, USA, c.1893 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2019, <https://ma.as/238579>

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