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The Typewriter Database 1977 IBM Selectric II Serial # 25 4380721 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Linda Au: 1977 IBM Selectric II Serial # 25 4380721 Got this lovely blue monster on eBay and somehow shipping didn't kill it!

I use this beauty for NaNoWriMo ... partly because the OCR scanning comes out better than with a cloth ribbon machine and partly because it's such a delight to type on and is easy on the fingers even over many hours of typing.

From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Linda Au:
1977 IBM Selectric II

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1977 IBM Selectric II
Serial #
25 4380721

Status: My Collection
Created: 12-20-2015 at 02:39PM
Last Edit: 05-10-2017 at 02:12PM

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Got this lovely blue monster on eBay and somehow shipping didn't kill it!

I use this beauty for NaNoWriMo ... partly because the OCR scanning comes out better than with a cloth ribbon machine and partly because it's such a delight to type on and is easy on the fingers even over many hours of typing.


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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.