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Object Number: 
Metal, wood, paper
15 1/2 x 9 x 4 in.
Wood case housing typewriting machine; front of the case has a metal plate engraved with a feather quill and "Improved Hall Typewriter"; inside is a keyless typing device that is operated by placing the stylus over an opening indicating the correct character and pressing down on an activation lever. A label on the inside lid provides instruction and a plate on the typing platform is embossed "Hall Typewriter/ Pat. Mar. 1, 1881. Feb. 16, 1886./ Manufactured For/ National Typewriter Co./ Boston, Mass."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group