Hartford Typewriter


This Hartford No. 2 typewriter was manufactured by the Hartford Typewriter Company of Hartford, Connecticut between 1896 and 1901. The Hartford was a blind-writing typewriter with upstriking typebars, with an interesting lever and rod connection between the keys and the typebars, seen in patent number 553,515 from January 28, 1896. The machine prominently featured a double keyboard, allowing it to print both upper case and lower case letters. In a time where visible typewriters with shift keys were being brought to market, a blind-writing double-keyed Hartford was behind the times and the company soon filed for bankruptcy.

Associated Person: Fairfield, John M.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Fred J. Clark

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: ME.329981Catalog Number: 329981Accession Number: 283426

Object Name: typewriterOther Terms: typewriter; Standard; Manual

Measurements: overall: 8 in x 14 in x 19 in; 20.32 cm x 35.56 cm x 48.26 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-7aba-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_850023

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