Today’s Headlines: “My Cleaned Up Hammond Multiplex: English, German, Greek, and Bohemian typefaces”; “My New 1924 Dutch Urania Typewriter?”

The mechanics of the Hammond Multiplex are fascinating. It came with four exchangeable typefaces, which can be switched out with ease. One can see why they stuck around for a while as Underwood, Remington, LC Smith, and Royal took over the world in the 1920s. I’ve cleaned it up a bit, and I re-stained the base. The anvil (the typeface wheel) is rotating more smoothly, but there’s some more work to do.

In other news, I should be acquiring a 1925 (or 1926] Dutch Urania typewriter in a few days. It looks like it needs minor work. Time will tell. As you can tell from one photo, the seller has a good sense of humor.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill M says:

    Nice work on the Hammond. These are really neat typewriters and fun to use.


    1. mcfeats says:

      Thank you. Have you ever found type shuttles out in the wild? I’d love to get some more of them.


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