Oldest Hammond 1 Typewriter Schreibmaschine Antique Máquina de Escrever 打字机 For Sale
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Oldest Hammond 1 Typewriter Schreibmaschine Antique Máquina de Escrever 打字机:
WOW!!Here is aRAREopportunity for you to own a truly historic piece of early typewriter history.
This is not the oldest Hammond typewriter, but it is the second oldest with a serial number #246. When the Hammond Typewriter company began production in 1884/ 1885, this machine probably came off the assembly line during the first couple of months of production.
Does this 130 year old typewriter work? YES! It is fully functional, although daily typing would not be recommended. The shuttle has an unheard of rare factory defect that each letter on the left half is one space off. Hammond had such struct quality control on their shuttles that one ever leaving the factory like this is RARE. Read the article about their quality control above. It has a very small crack but does not affect the functionality. Photos attached above.
The wooden cabinet is in excellent condition and displays its BEAUTIFUL wood grain finish. It also comes with the original wooden cover, the original carriage ruler, and a new ribbon already installed.
I have shipped typewriters in the past. Please read my positive response! I will use all new packing material and carefully secure and double box the item. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions!