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1983 IBM Selectric II

Serial #26 6974821

This is a machine I purchased on Craigslist and refurbished. It was very lightly used and well protected over the years. It appeared to be nearly new, but it was gummed up internally and wouldn't even start.

I refurbished it with a chemical wash, fresh synthetic lubrication, new noise reducing foam and checked and tested all adjustments.

It still has original paint which is near-perfect. A very nice example of one of the last few Selectric II's produced in mid-1983.


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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