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1969 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5022167 1969 IBM Selectric Composer typewriter, Serial # 5022167 Erik Bruchez's 1969 IBM Selectric Composer typewriter. 2024-07-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1969 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5022167 This is a modified Selectric Composer used as part of an MT/ST Composer station. An obvious modification is that underneath are hooks that allow the Composer Console to control the Composer.

The label on the bottom says "Selectric Composer" and "Model 615".

Based on Ted's modified Composer, this should be usable independently from the Composer Console:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1972-ibm-selectric-composer.4732.typewriter

The date is probably 1969 as the machine was put in service that year based on service records.

This came with a box of 18 type elements (including a regular Selectric element), plus one on the machine itself.

1969 IBM Selectric Composer #5022167

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 03-25-2024 at 08:04PM
Last Edit: 07-04-2024 at 07:34AM


Description:

This is a modified Selectric Composer used as part of an MT/ST Composer station. An obvious modification is that underneath are hooks that allow the Composer Console to control the Composer.

The label on the bottom says "Selectric Composer" and "Model 615".

Based on Ted's modified Composer, this should be usable independently from the Composer Console:

https://typewriterdatabase.com/1972-ibm-selectric-composer.4732.typewriter

The date is probably 1969 as the machine was put in service that year based on service records.

This came with a box of 18 type elements (including a regular Selectric element), plus one on the machine itself.

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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