1919 Hammond Multiplex Portable
Up for sale is an uncommon Hammond Multiplex Portable which was manufactured around 1919. The year of manufacture is an approximation as there isn't clear information available in the typewriter serial number database. This is the first Multiplex Portable that I have owned, and if I had more room, I would be keeping it. This typewriter is in almost fully functional shape. I have re-thread the original spools, however the typewriter does not consistently print the characters that it is supposed to do with the keystrokes. I'm guessing there is something slightly misaligned with the rotating type element, however I do not know enough about these older machines to properly solve the problem. Everything else does work properly, however- so this typewriter is effectively a functional decoration. I would not recommend really using this machine anyways, as it is a bit tricky to operate anyways, especially with the way the paper is fed through the machine.
Cosmetically, this machine does have some imperfections, and the case shows wear, however for its age and rarity, this typewriter is in pretty remarkable shape overall.