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1907 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 129400 1907 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter, Serial # 129400 Kyle Oelofse's 1907 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter. 2018-01-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Kyle Oelofse: 1907 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 129400 Acquired: 2016/08/23

Base has warping from water damage. Left carriage roller and bracket were broken before I got the machine. A friend with metalworking skills was able to make a new bracket and roller, visible in one of these photos.

1907 Blickensderfer 7 #129400

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-08-2018 at 07:07PM
Last Edit: 01-08-2018 at 07:56PM


Description:

Acquired: 2016/08/23

Base has warping from water damage. Left carriage roller and bracket were broken before I got the machine. A friend with metalworking skills was able to make a new bracket and roller, visible in one of these photos.

Typeface Specimen:

Photos:

The typewriter at an angle. The replacement left roller and bracket are visible.
The typewriter at an angle. The replacement left roller and bracket are visible.

This machine feature a cylindrical type element, letting the typist quickly switch between fonts or languages.
This machine feature a cylindrical type element, letting the typist quickly switch between fonts or languages.

Pressing the CAP button raises the typecylinder up one level so the middle row of characters will strike the platen.
Pressing the CAP button raises the typecylinder up one level so the middle row of characters will strike the platen.

Similarly, pressing the FIG button raises the type cylinder up to the second level so the top row of characters will strike the platen.
Similarly, pressing the FIG button raises the type cylinder up to the second level so the top row of characters will strike the platen.

I spent a few minutes trying out the keyboard after I got the machine working, and I can see how it would be faster than QWERTY if I was used to it.
I spent a few minutes trying out the keyboard after I got the machine working, and I can see how it would be faster than QWERTY if I was used to it.

A neat double-zero serial indicates a 1907 year of manufacture.
A neat double-zero serial indicates a 1907 year of manufacture.


The roller inks the cylinder on its way down.
The roller inks the cylinder on its way down.

The type cylinder then pushes the ink roller out of the way and hits the platen.
The type cylinder then pushes the ink roller out of the way and hits the platen.

Nice and shiny after some surface cleaning.
Nice and shiny after some surface cleaning.

Hunter: Kyle Oelofse (SaladKing)

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I inherited two Royal KMMs as a kid. Over a decade later I started actively collecting and repairing in 2015 shortly after discovering the existence of "weird" typewriters like the Blickensderfer and Hammond, and finding a destroyed Super Sterling to experiment on.



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