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1957 IBM Model B Executive Serial # 169076 1957 IBM Model B Executive typewriter, Serial # 169076 Clark Hinson's 1957 IBM Model B Executive typewriter. 2019-02-13 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Clark Hinson: 1957 IBM Model B Executive Serial # 169076 Rescued from the Magdalinski collection in South Bend, this machine has been restored. It was in very bad condition, with missing and broken parts. After months of work to repair motor wiring, rusted springs, a damaged platen and a near-impossible task of obtaining a good reconditioned power roll, it now hums along like new again. I took on this project mainly to learn how the proportional escapement worked and interestingly enough, the escapement didn't need any repair after proper cleaning and lubrication to free it up. Another interesting feature of this machine is the carbon ribbon advance has a proportional feed, where the ribbon advance is based on the width of the characters to prevent waste. Manufactured in 1957, this was the flagship for the IBM typewriter line.

This machine has the PM - Modern typeface.

1957 IBM Model B Executive #169076

Status: My Collection
Created: 02-13-2019 at 12:13PM
Last Edit: 02-13-2019 at 12:37PM


Description:

Rescued from the Magdalinski collection in South Bend, this machine has been restored. It was in very bad condition, with missing and broken parts. After months of work to repair motor wiring, rusted springs, a damaged platen and a near-impossible task of obtaining a good reconditioned power roll, it now hums along like new again. I took on this project mainly to learn how the proportional escapement worked and interestingly enough, the escapement didn't need any repair after proper cleaning and lubrication to free it up. Another interesting feature of this machine is the carbon ribbon advance has a proportional feed, where the ribbon advance is based on the width of the characters to prevent waste. Manufactured in 1957, this was the flagship for the IBM typewriter line.

This machine has the PM - Modern typeface.

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PM - Modern typeface
PM - Modern typeface




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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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