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From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk:
198x IBM 85

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198x IBM 85
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Status: Sightings
Created: 09-12-2015 at 03:43PM
Last Edit: 09-03-2016 at 08:01PM

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A weird Selectric III/Wheelwriter mashup - shaped like a Selectric, but much bigger, and has the brains and keyboard of a Wheelwriter. Uses both the 96-Char Selectric III typeballs and special proportionally-spaced "round dot" 96-Character typeballs. Weird machine. Nobody seems to like them much.


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Ted Munk
Username: munk

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.

198x IBM 85 Photo Gallery

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