Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....(takes breath)Ooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.....(takes breath)Niiiiiiiiiice.
I have been to Salem, Mass. and I really enjoyed the town and its historical environs. I never realized that the Hall was from Salem. It is, no doubt, one of the more eccentric designs for a typewriter.
Yes Scott, I know exactly how you feel. ScienceWorks sent me on my way on Friday with the Hall all nicely packaged up. I "dumped" the other three typewriters in the boot and sat with this on my lap, carefully unwrapping it. To my great disappointment, the case was locked and they'd given me no key. Eventually I used the old credit card trick. The case lid popped up - and, yes, my breath was absolutely taken away. It took me forever to get it back ...
That is a really beautiful unique typewriter. The first one like that I have ever seen.
I learned recently from an old book about typewriters that not only did the Hall typewriter have an interchangeable element, but a wide selection of elements for it, including elements for many foreign languages, were made. This puts it alongside the Blickensderfer and the Hammond in this respect.
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