Talk:Blickensderfer typewriter

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Origin of the DHIATENSOR layout[edit]

An article in the Rutherford Journal[1] states that the DIAHTENSOR layout (also known as the "Ideal" layout) was attributed to John Hammond. --StuartBrady 22:49, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Looking at this again, I think that this is a mistake in the Rutherford Journal article... so I'm not sure exactly who invented it, now. --StuartBrady 17:03, 21 June 2006 (UTC)

The mistake in the Rutherford Journal is conflating the "Ideal" keyboard that Hammond designed [2] with the DHIATENSOR (also known as "scientific') layout Blickensderfer was fond of [3]. I don't know if Blickensderfer "invented" the DHIATENSOR layout, but he definitely attempted to popularize it.Gkenyon (talk) 14:40, 4 February 2014 (UTC)


"A sample of the earliest Blick 5s were sold in France as the Dactyle." That's grammatically wrong, but I can't fix it without understanding it. Does it mean a "smattering" (a few)? Unfree (talk) 17:32, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Folding ink roller arm[edit]

That sounds interesting. What's it all about? Unfree (talk) 17:53, 14 December 2009 (UTC)