Typewriter

Object Number: 
2002.1.3550
Date: 
1888-1900
Medium: 
Metal, wood
Dimensions: 
15 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.
Description: 
Wood case housing typewriting machine; front of case has metal plate engraved with a feather quill and "Hall Typewriter Co./ New York"; 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 Co./ New York/ Patented Mar. 1, 1881".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group