Hammond No.2

  • Released in 1897, serial numbers begin around 30,000.
  • Early No. 2’s have a nickel plated eraser board, metal roller knob, and a removable key bed;
  • Three-piece paper rest;
  • No backspace, or an “add-on” backspace affixed to the rear frame, not on a mounted post,
  • Spring loaded crown in nickel, then later blackened;
  • Perforated cylinder paper tube; as opposed to mesh, and
  • No fingerboard or place to mount it.