A Little Gem! 1921 Blick Universal Typewriter – New Ribbon, Case – Made in Germany


London Typewriters are delighted to present for sale a working and well preserved Blick Universal typewriter, 1921 from Germany.

The model was manufactured on the base design and mechanical features of the Adler 7 typewriter, at the Adlerwerke (Eagle Company), in Germany. After the folding, light, portable and space saving Corona typewriter was introduced by the USA manufacturer to the world market in the 1910s, the German manufacturers decided to compete and introduced their own version of petite typewriters, in this instance known as the Blick Universal, especially for typing in English.

Although the model offered for sale was made for typing in English, it also contains the $ sign, but not the £. The Blick Universal has three rows of keys and the metal rimmed keys are protected with glass, taking into account it would serve generations of future typists. The type heads slide horizontally. The chroming of the detailing and the original decals are very well preserved.

The combination of light, smooth key action make the Blick Universal a typewriter to enjoy and admire.

This machine still has an original blue ink ribbon (please check photos for the strength of impression on paper). An Additional new black ribbon is also supplied. Please notify us if you require the ribbon to be changed to the new black one before we dispatch your order.

The original case is provided which has been repaired. Please note the Blick Universal can be removed from its base.

It is quite remarkable to find a hundred year old typewriter which has survived ten decades and still looks very immaculate.

The Blick Universal would be a memorable gift for any occasion, ideal for use at weddings or simply to be admired as a centrepiece on a desk. Due to the light key action, it would suit typists with any typing ability.

Enjoy the Blick Universal and just imagine you are playing a piano!

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