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Treasures from Special Collection

Hammond portrait

Hammond No. 2 Typewriter

The typewriter industry evolved during the late 19th century. Competing manufacturers sought to enhance typing efficiency and user experience through various designs and technological innovations. In 1880, J.B. Hammond founded the Hammond Typewriter Company. Hammond unveiled its inaugural model, the Hammond No. 1, by 1884.   Treasures