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196X IBM Selectric I Serial # unknown 196X IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # unknown Taylor Harbin's 196X IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2015-09-23 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Taylor Harbin: 196X IBM Selectric I Serial # unknown I'm not an electric typewriter guy, but after trying one of these in a shop, I just had to have one. Got this on Craigslist. Came with four new ribbons and two elements, even the instruction manual! Needed to be cleaned and oiled, but runs pretty well now. The serial number was ground off at some point, so it was probably stolen at one point in its life. The previous owner's mother used it when she was a secretary.

The touch on these things is fantastic!

Model 711

196X IBM Selectric I #unknown

Status: My Collection
Created: 09-23-2015 at 04:48PM
Last Edit: 09-23-2015 at 09:15PM


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I'm not an electric typewriter guy, but after trying one of these in a shop, I just had to have one. Got this on Craigslist. Came with four new ribbons and two elements, even the instruction manual! Needed to be cleaned and oiled, but runs pretty well now. The serial number was ground off at some point, so it was probably stolen at one point in its life. The previous owner's mother used it when she was a secretary.

The touch on these things is fantastic!

Model 711

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