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1962 IBM Selectric I

Serial #4072326

Refurbished for a customer. Originally tan, then was replainted olive green, I stripped the paint and then painted it IBM Classic Blue.

Completely refurbished with chemical wash, necessary parts replacement, synthetic lubrication, new noise-absorbing foam and all adjustments checked and corrected.

Apparently originally sold in Canada, it had a dead-key feature that has been disabled to use normal US elements. The arrows on the function keys are for non-US markets.

A very early model with Gear Tilt, Wear Compensator Rotate Arm, Brass Tilt Pulleys and First Design Tab Cord Pulley Tensioner.

Model 721

Sighted By: Clark Hinson

Username: professorc30
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Points: 530
Galleries: 23
Collection: 6
Sightings: 17

I love mechanical things and have tinkered with manual and electric typewriters since my teens. I have always been fascinated by the IBM Selectric, but it was later in life that I finally got my hands on one to explore. I learned to repair/restore them and suddenly I have several of them. I don't really consider myself a collector, but rather a restorer. I enjoy bringing old machines back to usable condition and then pass them on to other people to use and enjoy.

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