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1940 IBM Electromatic Serial # 111 43829 1940 IBM Electromatic typewriter, Serial # 111 43829 Erik Bruchez's 1940 IBM Electromatic typewriter. 2021-01-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1940 IBM Electromatic Serial # 111 43829 I bought this machine at an estate sale without knowing what it was. I later learned some interesting details about the story of the Electromatic.

Right now, this machine is not in working condition. The motor runs but clearly the machine needs cleaning, and maybe a new power roller.

You can see on old videos that you could type really fast on those machines. So I am looking forward to seeing how it types when it is restored.

UPDATE 2021-01-23: I did a round of compressed air and some superficial cleaning. It looks much better already, but it is still not in working condition.

1940 IBM Electromatic #111 43829

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 06-07-2018 at 11:46PM
Last Edit: 01-23-2021 at 06:06PM


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I bought this machine at an estate sale without knowing what it was. I later learned some interesting details about the story of the Electromatic.

Right now, this machine is not in working condition. The motor runs but clearly the machine needs cleaning, and maybe a new power roller.

You can see on old videos that you could type really fast on those machines. So I am looking forward to seeing how it types when it is restored.

UPDATE 2021-01-23: I did a round of compressed air and some superficial cleaning. It looks much better already, but it is still not in working condition.

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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