Blickensderfer nº 6

In 1910 George Blickensderfer introduced the Blickensderfer 6, which was cast in aluminium and was essentially a lighter version of the 5 that used cast iron. The Blickensderfer 6 is a prime example of the use of lightweight aluminium in manufacturing. It also appeared as the Blick Featherweight, which was an improved Model 6. These typewriters weighed only 5 pounds and were widely marketed as “the five-pound secretary.”