Blickensderfer Manufacturing Company
George Canfield Blickensderfer
Original Price: $60-70
The Blickensderfer No. 8 is the first made with an incorporated tabulator, rather than the operator having to attach one as advertised for previous models. According to the trade catalog (an electronic copy found on this site), it is a bit heavier than the earlier models, but advertisements seem to counter this drawback by stating that the machine is durable. If that did not appease the customer, he could spend $10 more to obtain this same model with a lighter aluminum frame. This sturdy machine would have been assembled in the department depicted to your left.