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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk:
1983 IBM Personal Typewriter

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1983 IBM Personal Typewriter
Serial #
6126 110031219

Status: My Collection
Created: 11-30-2013 at 01:14PM
Last Edit: 11-04-2015 at 06:07PM

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The IBM “Personal Typewriter” Selectric Model 851 is basically a Single-Pitch Correcting Selectric II mechanically, and takes the 88-Character type elements used in SI’s and SII’s, but uses Selectric III “Bicycle” carbon ribbons – all stuffed into the size format of an 11″ Selectric I. They were made *after* IBM discontinued the Selectric II (IE: produced concurrently with the SIII), and are fairly rare. If they only had dual-pitch and the SI’s curvy scalloped body, it would be the PERFECT Selectric.

This one is called "The Green Hornet", and is 12 Pitch only, although it does have 1-1.5-2 linespace setting.

Datestamped "82" on ribbon cover.


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Ted Munk
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I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.

I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 40 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine.

1983 IBM Personal Typewriter Photo Gallery

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