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1964 IBM Selectric I Serial # 4758903 1964 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 4758903 Ben Taniguchi's 1964 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2020-10-05 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ben Taniguchi: 1964 IBM Selectric I Serial # 4758903 I purchased this Selectric Model 713 along with an IBM Model B for $5 each at a YWCA thrift store on 1/20/2000. The IBM inspection sticker indicates that it was installed on 11/30/1964. Judging by the inspection sticker and a card I found inside, it looks like it was serviced regularly through the IBM Maintenance Agreement plan for the 24 years that the Selectric was in service (last serviced in 1988). This is a level 1 Selectric as it lacks a page end indicator, a line finder lever and the case does not have the two levers that's used to separate the upper case from the bottom cover. The platen knobs are two-toned, whereas on later ones they were a single color that were color matched with the keys. Unlike the much earlier level 1's, mine does have a copy guide scale and an adjustable impression. Also, my ribbon carrier is a later design that doesn't have a metal ribbon bail. The Selectric is currently inoperative.

1964 IBM Selectric I #4758903

Status: My Collection
Created: 08-16-2020 at 10:45PM
Last Edit: 10-05-2020 at 08:54PM


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I purchased this Selectric Model 713 along with an IBM Model B for $5 each at a YWCA thrift store on 1/20/2000. The IBM inspection sticker indicates that it was installed on 11/30/1964. Judging by the inspection sticker and a card I found inside, it looks like it was serviced regularly through the IBM Maintenance Agreement plan for the 24 years that the Selectric was in service (last serviced in 1988). This is a level 1 Selectric as it lacks a page end indicator, a line finder lever and the case does not have the two levers that's used to separate the upper case from the bottom cover. The platen knobs are two-toned, whereas on later ones they were a single color that were color matched with the keys. Unlike the much earlier level 1's, mine does have a copy guide scale and an adjustable impression. Also, my ribbon carrier is a later design that doesn't have a metal ribbon bail. The Selectric is currently inoperative.

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Hub is covered in a build up of grease.
Hub is covered in a build up of grease.




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I have a small collection of both manual and electric typewriters (used to have more). I started collecting when I was in my late teens back in the late 80's. The first vintage typewriter that I bought was a Smith Corona Silent from around 1939. It was burgundy colored with keys that had a black background and white letters.



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