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Hartford Typewriter

Wanted: Hartford Typewriter

The Hartford Typewriter was invented by John M. Fairfield who also had a hand in developing the Dart Marking Machine, an index typewriter. Before being involved with these two typewriters, Fairfield was superintendent of The American Writing Machine Company of Hartford, which produced later models of the Caligraph. The Hartford Typewriter Company, also of Hartford, obviously, produced the aptly named machine on this page. Ultimately, three models were produced. Nos.1 & 2 had full (double) keyboards while the No.3 had a standard 4-row one. When the company relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, the name of the typewriter was changed to the Cleveland. The most peculiar attribute of this lineage of typewriters was that they had just three feet. Two towards the front and one centered at the rear.

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