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The Typewriter Database 1908 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 137924 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford: 1908 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 137924 I've had this Blickensderfer 7 for a while. It was missing a few keys and the carriage would not move and it certainly didn't type. The case was quite well worn and the leather handle was broken. A friend offered to restore it for me, and we ended up bartering: I gave him a c. 1963 Olivetti Studio 44 in pretty good condition and a few bills in exchange for his work. It came out beautifully. It now types and looks so much better on display. I don't think I'll be writing a novel on it, but it's now become a centrepiece of the front room of my house rather than sitting on a shelf in the basement. Original photos and post-restoration below.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Gifford:
1908 Blickensderfer 7

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1908 Blickensderfer 7
Serial #
137924

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2016 at 08:22PM
Last Edit: 01-21-2018 at 09:48AM

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I've had this Blickensderfer 7 for a while. It was missing a few keys and the carriage would not move and it certainly didn't type. The case was quite well worn and the leather handle was broken. A friend offered to restore it for me, and we ended up bartering: I gave him a c. 1963 Olivetti Studio 44 in pretty good condition and a few bills in exchange for his work. It came out beautifully. It now types and looks so much better on display. I don't think I'll be writing a novel on it, but it's now become a centrepiece of the front room of my house rather than sitting on a shelf in the basement. Original photos and post-restoration below.


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James Gifford
Username: giffer

I have suddenly become a typewriter collector. It started with one purchase and has ballooned to a collection of more than forty in less than a year. I'm learning fast but I'm still a novice compared to others in the typosphere, including here in Toronto, where I haunt thrift shops and antique markets, and even the occasional basement. I'm a former magazine writer and published author, and a professional book editor by trade, and I learned to type on manuals despite the proliferation of electrics, so I like to think I come by my sudden and rather manic passion honestly.


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