Hammond Multiplex Typewriter, 1915

Summary

Inventor James Bartlett Hammond of New York developed an innovative "type shuttle" for his typewriters which moved type cleanly and efficiently. Users could switch out interchangeable type shuttles for different scripts, symbols, and alphabets. This 1915 Hammond Multiplex can hold two type shuttles at once, allowing a user to switch seamlessly between them. The Hammond slogan: "For All Nations and Tongues."

Inventor James Bartlett Hammond of New York developed an innovative "type shuttle" for his typewriters which moved type cleanly and efficiently. Users could switch out interchangeable type shuttles for different scripts, symbols, and alphabets. This 1915 Hammond Multiplex can hold two type shuttles at once, allowing a user to switch seamlessly between them. The Hammond slogan: "For All Nations and Tongues."

Artifact

Typewriter

Date Made

1915

Creators

Hammond Typewriter Company 

Hammond, James Bartlett, 1839-1913 

Garvin Machine Company 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Invented by James Bartlett Hammond and manufactured by the Garvin Machine Company for Hammond Typewriter Company

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

59.63.14

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 8 in

Width: 14.5 in

Length: 14 in

Inscriptions

logo decal on front of frame: FOR ALL NATIONS AND TONGUES HAMMOND TYPEWRITER front of frame: MULTIPLEX MADE IN U.S.A. HAMMOND front of case with logo decal: SPECIAL HAMMOND

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