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1908 Blickensderfer 7 Serial # 137924 1908 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter, Serial # 137924 James Gifford's 1908 Blickensderfer 7 typewriter. 2018-01-21 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.

1908 Blickensderfer 7 #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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I am a writer and book editor as well as a collector of typewriters. It started with an Hermes 3000 desktop, which I stupidly sold last year, but now another sits on my desk for typing envelopes with a beautiful sans serif typeface. I type every day on different machines in my collection, which stands at about 60 at the moment. Favourites include my two 3000s, a 1930s Smith-Corona Silent, the Olivetti Studio 44 (red case), and a crinkle, chrome-encircled Royal Quiet Deluxe. I have also been finding very inexpensive Royal 10s of late; I currently own three, two from the 1910s and the other a later model, and another (1931) I sold to a friend at cost for his son, who appreciates vintage things. I am always on the lookout for new and interesting machines and often trade or sell to try new models. Living and working in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



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