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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mark Petersen:
1986 IBM Wheelwriter 3

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1986 IBM Wheelwriter 3
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Status: My Collection
Created: 11-15-2013 at 10:51PM
Last Edit: 11-15-2013 at 10:52PM

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Found at Goodwill for $6 in Staunton, Virginia. I didn't intend to keep it until I tried typing on it and fell in love with the space-movie zipping sound of the carriage return and also discovered I do enjoy writing on it. It is probably my largest typewriter and storing it does suck. But these are cool, and if you want a well rounded typewriter collection I think it is important to check these modern machines out.

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Mark Petersen
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I am an aspiring novelist and avid typewriter enthusiast from the New River Valley in Virginia. I am a proud Virginia Tech graduate with an education in creative writing. I use typewriters for all my writing and am working on a novel. I also do street poetry. I often can be found writing on one of my machines in downtown Blacksburg and enjoying a drink.
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You can mail me at Mark Petersen / PO Box 6683 / Christiansburg, VA 24068-6683

1986 IBM Wheelwriter 3 Photo Gallery

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