Blickensderfer 7 cir. 1897


Remarkable design fewer parts and 1/4 the weight of other typewriters of the time made it popular as the first "portable" typewriter. Key layout had all the common keys at the bottom for easy access (forerunner of QWERTY layout).

First of it's kind to have a one piece cylinder type head 1/2 a century before the famous IBM Selecta type ball. This mad it easy to manufacture for different languages and to market internationally.

George C. Blickensderfer also invented the first electric typewriter the Blick Electric which had speed unmatched by anything until the above mentioned IBM.

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