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1948 IBM Electromatic Serial # 2138xx 1948 IBM Electromatic typewriter, Serial # 2138xx P Tufts's 1948 IBM Electromatic typewriter. 2021-09-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of P Tufts: 1948 IBM Electromatic Serial # 2138xx IBM electromatic, 1948 going by the serial no, Model 01 perhaps but a variant I haven't seen online.

Has both numeric 0 and 1 keys, and all digits except 1 when shifted are smaller digits instead of punctuation.

first gallery photo is the typewriter in barn find condition.

Most unusually, the typewriter has an extra α (alpha) key at the lower left of the keyboard. β (beta) when shifted.

1948 IBM Electromatic #2138xx

Status: My Collection
Hunter: P Tufts (zippy)
Created: 09-01-2021 at 06:17PM
Last Edit: 09-02-2021 at 10:02AM


Description:

IBM electromatic, 1948 going by the serial no, Model 01 perhaps but a variant I haven't seen online.

Has both numeric 0 and 1 keys, and all digits except 1 when shifted are smaller digits instead of punctuation.

first gallery photo is the typewriter in barn find condition.

Most unusually, the typewriter has an extra α (alpha) key at the lower left of the keyboard. β (beta) when shifted.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: P Tufts (zippy)

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