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...
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