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.