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1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9337924 1971 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 21 9337924 Matt Watkins's 1971 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2024-04-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Matt Watkins: 1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9337924 Bought off eBay as not working and initial signs showed the guide rod was horribly rusty. But after taking off case it turns out it was a mouse's home and not rusted at all...just really hard to remove poo in a few spots. Case is in fair shape with a few scuffs and scratches. Right platen knob is missing a piece and += key doesn't work. Replaced foam in bottom of case.

1971 IBM Selectric I #21 9337924

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)
Created: 04-02-2024 at 01:57PM
Last Edit: 04-02-2024 at 01:59PM


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Bought off eBay as not working and initial signs showed the guide rod was horribly rusty. But after taking off case it turns out it was a mouse's home and not rusted at all...just really hard to remove poo in a few spots. Case is in fair shape with a few scuffs and scratches. Right platen knob is missing a piece and += key doesn't work. Replaced foam in bottom of case.

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Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)

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First hunt and pecked on a 60's Smith Corona Sterling my mother had and Took typing class in 1982 on an IBM Selectric as a means to get into the computer class my sophomore year. Probably reached 60wpm. Once I moved over to computers I never really went back to typewriters, but 40 years later I find myself enjoying the sound, feel, and smell of a now-vintage Selectric 2 and just picked up a 1955 Silent Super. We'll see how far down the rabbit hole I go....



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