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Hall Index Typewriter (New York) serial # 1576

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The price was reduced on 12/4/2012 from $2,050 to $1,500, we further reduced our price on 9/17/2013 to $1,275

This was the first index typewriter. It was introduced in 1881 even though it was mostly developed in the 1860s. These first Hall machines were made in and marked New York and shortly thereafter they were made in and marked Salem, Mass. This Hall also has an early serial number (1576). If you look closely at the stylus used to indicate the letter to be typed, you might realize you are probably looking at the very first mouse. The price differential on this Hall, and the next one made and marked Salem, Mass, is almost entirely due to the earlier nature of this New York model vs the Salem model. Our condition rating on this machine is 2,2.


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