Hammond 1 Typewriter with rare accessories

The Hammond Typewriter Company, New York, 1885 – serial no.9731

Hammond 1 typewriter, with the Reid copy holder and pencil tray.The Hammond typewriter has a brilliant mechanical design and a stunning look, encased in mahogany (was also available in oak and cherry) with ebony keys. One might well imagine that with the name Hammond and with ebony piano like keys, that there would be a connection with the Hammond Organ Company but there is none.

This example had the very rare Reid copy stand attached to its wooden base and the equally rare pencil tray resting on the top deck.