Antique Typewriter 1881

Since more than 5,000 years we can watch mankind writing, trying to multiply experiences. Actually we have an unique technical explosion, but we still should feel deep respect for the first steps of our ancestors. I adore Martin Howard for his energy, to collect antique typewriters!
Hammond 1  typewriter - 1881,
photo by Martin Howard – more about The Martin Howard Collection via or via
Martin Howard sent one of his articles as a PDF-file to me:

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18 responses to “Antique Typewriter 1881

  1. This typewriter is a beautiful work of art. The craftsmanship is outstanding.
    We all know that this is not the way our keyboards look today. They will never
    be a collectable like this.
    Very nice reminder of how things have changed. Are they for the better ????


  2. I’ve never seen a photo of a typewriter as old as this – how things have changed!
    I learned to type on an old Imperial in the 60’s and I thought that was old – till I saw this photo you posted today!


  3. This is a strange one. Some are very odd looking, while others can be monstrosities! Always very interesting


  4. Son

    This must be REALLY old!


  5. This typewriter is such a work of art that I cannot imagine subjecting it to the work of an office! Very handsome photo. Thanks so much for continuing to share from the collection of Martin Howard!


  6. What a nice addition to a collection of antique typewriters. Very unique and fascinating.


  7. Old school! I like! πŸ™‚


  8. Love this. No home row keys on this keyboard. More of a piece of art than today’s version. Do you suppose that’s next? People will want their keyboards trimmed in woods and precious metals?


  9. My! Isn’t that gorgeous!


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