1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter
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1915 Hammond Multiplex Antique Typewriter

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Amazing antique machine exuding steampunk class! Appears to be in good working condition though it has not been thoroughly tested and will require new ribbon. There are some areas of rust on the key levers where the surface coating has come off but this is not affecting the operation.

Comes with original wooden also also in good condition.

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Typewriter of the typewheel class manufactured by the Hammond Typewriter Company of New York, USA. The design was invented by Jame Bartlett Hammond and was first patented in 1880. The Model No. 1 came on the market in 1884. This machine is a Model No. 26 Multiplex Universal which was introduced in 1913. In 1916 a metal cover was introduced to protect the mechanism above the keyboard and the machine became known as the Multiplex Closed Universal.

In this typewriter the characters are carried on a curved strip or shuttle which is attached to a swinging wheel. Pressing a key rotates the wheel and shuttle to bring the selected character into position opposite a hammer. The spring-driven hammer then strikes the paper against the character and ribbon. Because the printed impression of each character was controlled by the hammer spring and not by the force with which the operator struck the key the Hammond typewriters had the reputation of producing very even looking print.

Different shuttles were available, allowing changes in fonts and languages. In the Multiplex model two shuttles could be attached to the typewheel at the same time so that fonts could be changed simply by rotating the typewheel through 180 degrees on its spindle. Hammond typewriters were available with either a curved keyboard (known as the 'Ideal') or a straight keyboard (known as the 'Universal'), as with this machine.