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== '''Blickensderfer''' ==
 
== '''Blickensderfer''' ==
{{infobox|Blickensderfer Typewriters|George C. Blickensderfer|Blickensderfer 5, Blickensderfer 6, Blickensderfer 7|BlickNo6 TopView.jpg|An aluminium Blickensderfer No. 6.|e|f|g|h|i|j|k|l|}}
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{{infobox|The Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company|George C. Blickensderfer|BlickNo6 TopView.jpg|An aluminium [[Blickensderfer No. 6]].|Stamford, CT|Manual Portable
The Blickensderfer typewriter was invented by George C. Blickensderfer around 1893, and won fame at the World's Columbian Exhibition of the same year, where the light and portable machines kept up with much heavier typewriters like the Hammond and Caligraph. Hailed as the "5-Pound Secretary" and widely acknowledged as one of the first truly portable typewriters to exist, the Blickensderfer  
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Electric Portable|1893|Ended serial production in 1919
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Dies acquired by [[Remington]]|[[Dactylo]], [[Creelman Bros.]], [[Rem-Blick]]|[[Remington]]|}}
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The Blickensderfer typewriter was invented by George C. Blickensderfer around 1893, and won fame at the World's Columbian Exhibition of the same year, where the light and portable machines kept up with much heavier typewriters like the Hammond and Caligraph. Hailed as the "5-Pound Secretary" and widely acknowledged as one of the first truly portable typewriters to exist, the Blickensderfer pioneered a sector of the typewriter industry.
  
 
The Blickensderfer model 5 and subsequent models used a type element -- a vulcanized-rubber head with what was essentially stamps on its outside faces-- to print.  
 
The Blickensderfer model 5 and subsequent models used a type element -- a vulcanized-rubber head with what was essentially stamps on its outside faces-- to print.  
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No instances of the Blickensderfer models 1 thru 4 are known to exist. They were longer, elaborately-shelled typewriters that supposedly used a similar typeball mechanism to the 5.  
 
No instances of the Blickensderfer models 1 thru 4 are known to exist. They were longer, elaborately-shelled typewriters that supposedly used a similar typeball mechanism to the 5.  
  
Please see a specific model below:  
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For more information on your machine, please select a specific model below:  
  
* Blickensderfer No. 1
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* Blickensderfer Nos. 1-4
* Blickensderfer No. 2
 
* Blickensderfer No. 3
 
* Blickensderfer No. 4
 
 
* Blickensderfer No. 5  
 
* Blickensderfer No. 5  
 
* [[Blickensderfer No. 6]]
 
* [[Blickensderfer No. 6]]
 
* Blickensderfer No. 7
 
* Blickensderfer No. 7
 
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* Blickensderfer No. 8
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* Blickensderfer No. 9
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* Blickensderfer Electric
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* Rem-Blick
  
 
[[Category:Typewriter Brands]]
 
[[Category:Typewriter Brands]]

Latest revision as of 18:54, 25 May 2022

Blickensderfer

The Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company

Founder:George C. Blickensderfer
BlickNo6 TopView.jpg
An aluminium Blickensderfer No. 6.
General Information
Based In:: Stamford, CT
Type: Manual Portable Electric Portable
Founded: 1893
Fate: Ended serial production in 1919 Dies acquired by Remington
Rebrands: Dactylo, Creelman Bros., Rem-Blick
Related Companies: Remington

The Blickensderfer typewriter was invented by George C. Blickensderfer around 1893, and won fame at the World's Columbian Exhibition of the same year, where the light and portable machines kept up with much heavier typewriters like the Hammond and Caligraph. Hailed as the "5-Pound Secretary" and widely acknowledged as one of the first truly portable typewriters to exist, the Blickensderfer pioneered a sector of the typewriter industry.

The Blickensderfer model 5 and subsequent models used a type element -- a vulcanized-rubber head with what was essentially stamps on its outside faces-- to print.

No instances of the Blickensderfer models 1 thru 4 are known to exist. They were longer, elaborately-shelled typewriters that supposedly used a similar typeball mechanism to the 5.

For more information on your machine, please select a specific model below:

  • Blickensderfer Nos. 1-4
  • Blickensderfer No. 5
  • Blickensderfer No. 6
  • Blickensderfer No. 7
  • Blickensderfer No. 8
  • Blickensderfer No. 9
  • Blickensderfer Electric
  • Rem-Blick