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Weltblick: Typewriter Serial Number Age List

Brand: Blickensderfer Also known as • Blick-Bar • Dactyle • Harry A. Smith (Blick-Bar) • Moyer • Weltblick • World-Blick

Serial Number Table Last Edited: 05/28/17 02:26
NOTE: dates shown are JAN 1 unless noted, so the serial number shown is the *first* serial number produced the given year. Exceptions are serial numbers preceded by "up to"(where you can assume that the numbers reported in that subsection are DECEMBER 31, END OF YEAR NUMBERS) or rows where a month is given in the month column. If the serial number is shown as a range (xxxx-xxxx) it indicates that we know the entire range of serial numbers for the given year.

Models and s/n Y M D Remarks Ref.
Platen Diameter       No Info 24
        Blickensderfer Mfg. Co., Stamford, Conn., U.S.A.  
Portables       NOTE: Serial numbers listed here are for END OF YEAR, and are the *last* serial number made for that year.  
0 1892 DEC 31   32
500 1893 DEC 31   32
5300 1894 DEC 31   32
No. 5 1894 Blick #5 began Early 1894, according to Bert Kerschbaumer's early Blick letterhead [published in ETC #?]. This and other ephemera suggest that Robert Blickesderfer's numbers used here may not be accurate until about the middle of 1897. [Peter Weil,2014]  
9600 1895 DEC 31   32
  1896 NOV 19 Blickensderfer #5 serial 10194 40
10500 1896 DEC 31   32
  1897 FEB 04 Blickensderfer #5 serial 14053 (anomaly?) 40
16000(?) 1897 DEC 31   32
  1898 DEC 05 Blickensderfer #5 serial 14659 (anomaly?) 40
  1898 DEC 01 Blickensderfer #5 serial 35069-1327 40
  1898 NOV 22 Blickensderfer #5 serial 35221 40
36500 1898 DEC 31   32
45000 1899 DEC 31   32
  1900 NOV 11 Blickensderfer #7 serial 23818 40
54000 1900 DEC 31   32
  1901 SEP 30 Blickensderfer #7 serial 61350 40
63800 1901 DEC 31   32
  1902 MAR 03 Blickensderfer #7 serial 66259 (9661/66259) 40
  1902 DEC 19 Blickensderfer #7 serial 70930 40
73700 1902 DEC 31   32
84500 1903 DEC 31   32
94500 1904 DEC 31   32
104400 1905 DEC 31   32
114000 1906 DEC 31   32
123500 1907 DEC 31   32
132500 1908 DEC 31   32
141400 1909 DEC 31   32
150000 1910 DEC 31   32
158000 1911 DEC 31   32
165600 1912 DEC 31   32
  1913 MAR 15 Blickensderfer #7 serial 166023 40
172800 1913 DEC 31   32
  1914 OCT 31 Blickensderfer #7 serial 177486 40
179400 1914 DEC 31   32
185000 1915 DEC 31   32
190000 1916 DEC 31   32
-- 1917 DEC 31   32
-- 1918 DEC 31   32
198100 1919 DEC 31   32
           
Model 5          
  1893-1896     Sold as "Dactyle" No. 2 in France 4,13,24
Model 6 (Aluminium)          
        Sold as "Blick Featherweight" in England 4,13
World-Blick/ Weltblick          
        Without wooden case 4
Model 7          
No. 7 1897 Started 1897, fixed base, larger space key and return lever, optional tabulator, sold as "Dactyle" No. 3 in France 4,13,24, 78
  1905     Improved model (paper feeding etc.)  
Model 8          
  1907     Started 1907, with tabulator and backspace key, stronger frame 4
  1907     "Orient" Model, with hebrew and hebrew-latin typewheel, carriage movement from left to right and optional left-right and right-left (for hebrew-latin) 4
Model 9          
  1914       24
Model 90          
  1910       24
Blick-Bar          
  1913-1918     First machines were sold as "Moyer" 4,13,24
Harry A. Smith and Rem-Blick     Production of the "Blickensderfer" ended 1917, parts were sold to Harry A. Smith, Elkhard Ind., who started the production of the 4-key-row "Harry A. Smith" machine, Remington started the production in 1928 again for the "Rem-Blick" 4
Blick Ninety          
  started 1919     Built in the Blickensderfer factory, 90 characters machine, (30, with double shift), exchangeable typelevers for different character sets 4,13,24
  1922     Fabrication now under Robert's Ninety, by L.R. Roberts Typewriter Co. 4
  1924     Production ended 4
Electric          
Blickensderfer Electric          
  started 1902       13,24
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