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1965 Sears Tutor Serial # T113538 1965 Sears Tutor typewriter, Serial # T113538 Michael Jordan's 1965 Sears Tutor typewriter. 2024-03-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Jordan: 1965 Sears Tutor Serial # T113538 This was the first typewriter I ever owned. It was given to me by my parents for a Christmas present when I was in Junior High and taking typing class. I used this typewriter all through Junior High and High School for all my homework and term papers. I still have it and it is partially functional. Since it is not functional, I have searched for many years to find one that is in good shape. One such attempt to get a functional Sears Tutor was one I purchased from Offer Up. Unfortunately the person selling it put it in a huge box with only a couple of plastic trash bags to cushion it. What I received was literally pieces of the typewriter. It was handled roughly in shipping and it bounced around in the box and destroyed it. This made me think getting a functional one was not possible. I finally found one on eBay and urged the seller to pack it very securely and gave her instructions. She packed it well and I received it today. The search is over, and it ended well.

1965 Sears Tutor #T113538

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Jordan (DMJTypeStyle)
Created: 04-07-2023 at 12:36PM
Last Edit: 03-20-2024 at 11:32AM


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This was the first typewriter I ever owned. It was given to me by my parents for a Christmas present when I was in Junior High and taking typing class. I used this typewriter all through Junior High and High School for all my homework and term papers. I still have it and it is partially functional. Since it is not functional, I have searched for many years to find one that is in good shape. One such attempt to get a functional Sears Tutor was one I purchased from Offer Up. Unfortunately the person selling it put it in a huge box with only a couple of plastic trash bags to cushion it. What I received was literally pieces of the typewriter. It was handled roughly in shipping and it bounced around in the box and destroyed it. This made me think getting a functional one was not possible. I finally found one on eBay and urged the seller to pack it very securely and gave her instructions. She packed it well and I received it today. The search is over, and it ended well.

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Hunter: Michael Jordan (DMJTypeStyle)

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I have been collecting typewriters since I was a teenager. My first typewriter was given to me by my parents for Christmas. It was a Sears Tutor portable. I used it extensively throughout middle school and high school. I typed all my homework and term papers. Just before I started college, I purchased a brand new IBM Selectric I, 11" carriage in sandstone beige. I used that typewriter to supplement my income by operating a "letter shop" where I took in typing projects. I am glad to say, I paid for my Selectric I many times taking in typing jobs. I currently have a collection of several typewriters. The most recognizable typewriters in my collection are: 1. Royal FP (Elite), 2. Royal Empress (Pica), 3. Underwood Golden Touch (Pica). 4. Royal Safari with case and manual. I have seven IBM Typewriters, my original Selectric I, a Correcting Selectric II, a Correcting Selectric III, a IBM WheelWriter 30 Series II, a IBM ActionWriter 1, an IBM Personal Typewriter and an IBM Memory Typewriter 100. I tend to favor IBM typewriters as my collection indicates. I also have a collection of Brother Electronic Word Processors, a Super PowerNote PN-8500MDS, also, a WP-2200 system. I have started a local group named: Type_Style_Type_In on Meetup and will sponsor Type-Ins for other people interested in typewriters in my area.



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