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Sunday, 12 January 2014

$6 to Convert Blickensderfer Typewriter Keyboard from Scientific to QWERTY (Universal) - or Vice Versa!

What's a "Snail", anyone know?
 From this ...
 .. to this ...
... or the other way around.

3 comments:

Michael Clemens said...

"Snail" would probably be the return spring, or maybe the whole mainspring assembly? The drawband? I am utterly ignorant of the guts of Blicks, and I'm sure it shows.

Ted said...

Snail

Richard P said...

There's no normal mainspring on a Blick, so the snail must be a rigid piece of the mechanism, as Ted suggests.