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The Typewriter Database 1961 IBM Model C Executive Serial # 2080507 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1961 IBM Model C Executive Serial # 2080507 I have wanted an Executive since I first saw one in the ‘70s but didn’t really expect to ever have one. So when I saw this one on a table at a yard sale, well....

The “Date Installed” was 6-9-61 as per the card pasted inside _and_ the service record inside---ya gotta love that thorough IBM. So this was bought the same year that the Selectric was introduced---but the Selectric didn’t have proportional-spaced type---HA!

The typeface is Testimonial (Code 71). I’ll post a type sample when I can produce one. It came with five new carbon ribbons and a spare platen.

It has some problems, though: half of the slugs (the center-right half) do not make it to the paper. It sounds like it’s trying, though, so I’ll keep working on it. There was an empty ribbon spool rattling around inside; maybe it bent something.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne:
1961 IBM Model C Executive

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1961 IBM Model C Executive
Serial #
2080507

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-03-2014 at 04:53PM
Last Edit: 10-01-2015 at 04:07PM

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I have wanted an Executive since I first saw one in the ‘70s but didn’t really expect to ever have one. So when I saw this one on a table at a yard sale, well....

The “Date Installed” was 6-9-61 as per the card pasted inside _and_ the service record inside---ya gotta love that thorough IBM. So this was bought the same year that the Selectric was introduced---but the Selectric didn’t have proportional-spaced type---HA!

The typeface is Testimonial (Code 71). I’ll post a type sample when I can produce one. It came with five new carbon ribbons and a spare platen.

It has some problems, though: half of the slugs (the center-right half) do not make it to the paper. It sounds like it’s trying, though, so I’ll keep working on it. There was an empty ribbon spool rattling around inside; maybe it bent something.


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Michael Hoehne
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While I find all of mankind's inventions interesting, I am most enchanted by the human-scale arts and devices, the ones that can be created (and repaired) in a home workshop or studio; the ones that can be understood by looking at them; the ones that do something useful or stir admiration. Typewriters work for me.


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