This beautiful antique typewriter is the perfect collector’s item.
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This Hammond Multiplex typewriter is a working antique typewriter from circa 1915. It is a rare working example of an earlier typewriter style that never continued beyond the early 1900s.
The Hammond Multiplex typewriter was manufactured by the Hammond Typewriter Company of New York. The typewriter uses a type-shuttle and hammer typing mechanism. The type shuttle is a curved piece of rubber/metal that rotates when the key is pressed to bring up the correct character. The printing is done by a hammer in the back of the machine striking the type-shuttle in the front of the machine, with the paper and ink ribbon in between to receive the impression. The typewriter is called a Multiplex because the typewriter contains two type shuttles in its central “turret” that can easily be rotated into use, allowing the typing of two complete alphabets in different typesets on each machine. This typewriter has italic and PICA fonts.
This typewriter has been restored and is in working condition. This is a collector’s item and is not suitable for daily writing – see type sample in photos. The rotating type-shuttle has two fonts – PICA and Italics. The PICA type-shuttle does not type smoothly and occasionally sticks.
This typewriter comes with the original wooden base and cover.
The typewriter is complete, except for missing SHIFT adjustment screws on the right-hand side.
This beautiful collector’s item has been restored, including a newly reconditioned impression rubber. It is in working condition – see photos for a sample of the text. (This antique typewriter is a collector’s item and is not intended for daily typing. If you want a typewriter for daily writing, please get in touch, we are happy to suggest models for this.)
Colour: Black with glass keys
Serial Number: 194234
Condition keys: Some discolouring
Condition ribbon: NEW
Condition exterior: Great vintage condition
Made in New York
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