Serial #26 3317879
This is a machine I refurbished. It was incredibly dirty and gummed up and was missing some parts.
After a chemical cleaning bath, replacement of necessary parts, re-lubrication, all adjustments checked, platen and feed roller resurfacing, new noise-reducing foam and a fresh coat of paint, it's a new machine.
It's a 15" Dual-Pitch Selectric II with Correction, model 895, that was first put into service in February, 1977. The housing was stamped "76" in a few places, confirming when it was manufactured.
Beautiful machine in the seldom-seen Garnet Red.
Status: Typewriter Hunter
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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