Blickensderfer No. 5

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Blickensderfer No. 5

Inventor:George Canfield Blickensderfer
Manual Portable
General Information
Company: 1896-1919, 1928, by Remington
Type: Discontinued
Produced: Rem-Blick, Dactylo
Fate: Among the first portable machines and highly successful
Rebrands: Creelman Bros. Remington
Notes: Remington

The Blickensderfer No. 5 was the first production typewriter made by the Blickensderfer Typewriter Company. The Blickensderfer No. 5 was invented by George Canfield Blickensderfer and premiered at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Designed to compete with larger, heavier machines, the Blickensderfer No.5 quickly gained popularity for its light weight and portable design. [1]


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The Blickensderfer No. 5 uses a typeball with embossed letters to print. Inking is done via a pad.