A very delighted (and relieved) me clutching my "new" 130-year-old Salem Hall typewriter outside Museum Victoria's ScienceWorks at Spotswood in Melbourne this morning. This glorious typewriter is now safely ensconced back in Canberra, 420 miles (676km) north of where it had lived for more than 100 years. The Hall had been gifted to Museum Victoria by Chartres sometime back at the turn of the (20th) century. It is now part of the Australian Typewriter Museum.
My Hall is in the same condition as this one, sans the pointer. Also, mine has the top plate, margin rail and paper grip painted black. and the brass nameplate on top. Exactly like this:
Typed on a 1920s Bijou portable typewriter using its original blue ribbon.