Blickensderfer Oriental


Blickensderfer Mfg. Co.

Stamford, Connecticut, US

The Blickensderfer Oriental was based on the company's No.8 model but modified so that the carriage could travel in either direction. This accommodation was made for languages such as Yiddish or Arabic. With the flick of the lever found at the bottom-rear of the typewriter the user could easily toggle the direction of the carriage.


According to an advertisement published in 1908 in The Maccabaean, the price of a Blickensderfer Oriental was $75. Included was a case, two typewheels and ink rollers and "etc., etc.," whatever that means.


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