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1901 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 69556 1901 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter, Serial # 69556 Heather Hjorth's 1901 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter. 2023-06-07 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Heather Hjorth: 1901 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 69556 This 120+ year old machine is in surprisingly good shape for its age - it has the original bentwood case to protect it. I love the stripped down yet crazy appearance - like an angry cephalopod. The glass keys are fantastic and the platen is sound and everything advances nicely. I love this machine. However, I haven't mastered the trick of re-inking the little inking wheel. (I'll post photos of what I am talking about soon)

1901 Blickensderfer 7 #69556

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)
Created: 06-07-2023 at 01:57AM
Last Edit: 06-07-2023 at 08:07AM


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This 120+ year old machine is in surprisingly good shape for its age - it has the original bentwood case to protect it. I love the stripped down yet crazy appearance - like an angry cephalopod. The glass keys are fantastic and the platen is sound and everything advances nicely. I love this machine. However, I haven't mastered the trick of re-inking the little inking wheel. (I'll post photos of what I am talking about soon)

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Hunter: Heather Hjorth (Weaklink)

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I collect a variety of mechanical marvels including accordions, pump organs, and typewriters. In addition to collecting, I enjoy cleaning the machines and learning to perform basic repairs.

My typewriter collection began with a 1950s-era Underwood DeLuxe, purchased in the 1990s. Several decades passed before the typewriter bug bit again. Now I live surrounded by a small army of manual machines, including a Blickenderfer No. 7, a tiny 3 bank Underwood (1923), a Smith-Corona Clipper, a handful of Remingtons, and others.

Typewriters let me commune with the memory of my mother. Mum was an amazing typist - a legal secretary at a white-shoe NYC law firm who could accurately type over 100 wpm. Later in life, she taught middle school - many subjects - but typing was her favorite. Unlike teaching English, there was no pile of unpaid papers to grade. Prior to the advent of word processors, her last typewriter was a hulking beast of an IBM Selectric.



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