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The Typewriter Database 1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9470044 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Linda Au: 1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9470044 700 Series, Single Pitch, Fabric Ribbon

from eBay. Came with nylon ribbon. Works well, except for a lingering issue with the backspace key. Cosmetically in good shape.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Linda Au:
1971 IBM Selectric I

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1971 IBM Selectric I
Serial #
21 9470044

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-29-2016 at 03:30PM
Last Edit: 01-01-2018 at 11:19AM

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Description:

700 Series, Single Pitch, Fabric Ribbon

from eBay. Came with nylon ribbon. Works well, except for a lingering issue with the backspace key. Cosmetically in good shape.


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Linda Au
Username: Austruck

Writer. Proofreader. Scapegoat.

I'm happy to own 11 typewriters currently. Two are models from my childhood: a Royal Signet portable (my first typewriter when I was about 10), and an Underwood TM-5 (used in 9th grade typing class circa 1975).

I use my IBM Selectric II to win NaNoWriMo every year now and LOVE it. The older models (including a 1954 Skyriter, a 1920s Underwood, and a Royal KMM) are currently being used to type letters to new penpals who are all interested in reviving snail-mail letter writing.