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1963 IBM Selectric I Serial # 4088598 1963 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 4088598 Ted Munk's 1963 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2021-08-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1963 IBM Selectric I Serial # 4088598 Early 1960's IBM Selectric with scalloped body style and rare "Accent Blue" keys and trim. I call this one "The Blue Bomber"

10 Pitch
Model 721 (fabric ribbon, 11")
Level 1

1963 IBM Selectric I #4088598

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 02-06-2013 at 09:52PM
Last Edit: 08-20-2021 at 06:49PM


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Early 1960's IBM Selectric with scalloped body style and rare "Accent Blue" keys and trim. I call this one "The Blue Bomber"

10 Pitch
Model 721 (fabric ribbon, 11")
Level 1

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Rare carbon Type 72 ribbon.
Rare carbon Type 72 ribbon.

A 2-color Selectric ribbon? yes, and it works! The Model 72's, unlike the later Selectric II/III does not automatically move the ribbon up and down with each keystroke to cover the entire face of the ribbon. Instead, it has a 4-position selector lever hidden underneath the ball carrier. (top/middle/bottom/stencil)
A 2-color Selectric ribbon? yes, and it works! The Model 72's, unlike the later Selectric II/III does not automatically move the ribbon up and down with each keystroke to cover the entire face of the ribbon. Instead, it has a 4-position selector lever hidden underneath the ball carrier. (top/middle/bottom/stencil)

Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)

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I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.



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