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The Typewriter Database 1969 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5011546 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick T: 1969 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5011546 14 type golfballs
US keyboard

I picked this up for free with the foolish notion that my skill in fixing manual typewriters might help me figure out what's wrong with it. I have no clue where to begin, other than degreasing, which I did a bit of before deciding this is an impossible project. It's electrically sound, and appears to be mechanically sound with nothing broken more than a metal wire (that I can see). Things move inside when it turns on, but it's stuck in a carriage return loop.

This is now in Ted's possession.

Model - 6251

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Nick T:
1969 IBM Selectric Composer

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1969 IBM Selectric Composer
Serial #
5011546

Status: Sightings
Created: 06-26-2014 at 01:42PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2015 at 11:54AM

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14 type golfballs
US keyboard

I picked this up for free with the foolish notion that my skill in fixing manual typewriters might help me figure out what's wrong with it. I have no clue where to begin, other than degreasing, which I did a bit of before deciding this is an impossible project. It's electrically sound, and appears to be mechanically sound with nothing broken more than a metal wire (that I can see). Things move inside when it turns on, but it's stuck in a carriage return loop.

This is now in Ted's possession.

Model - 6251


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Nick T
Username: schreibstang

I started collecting typewriters in 2006, but what started it all was using my mother's Brother Student-Riter XL1 in 2004. The next year I received my grandma's Smith-Corona Silent, which was enough to hold me over for a little while but eventually led to an obsession with manual portable typewriters.


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