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1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9470044 1971 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 21 9470044 Linda Au's 1971 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2018-01-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Linda Au: 1971 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 9470044 700 Series, Single Pitch, Fabric Ribbon

from eBay. Came with nylon ribbon. Works well, except for a lingering issue with the backspace key. Cosmetically in good shape.

1971 IBM Selectric I #21 9470044

Status: My Collection
Created: 10-29-2016 at 03:30PM
Last Edit: 01-01-2018 at 11:19AM


Description:

700 Series, Single Pitch, Fabric Ribbon

from eBay. Came with nylon ribbon. Works well, except for a lingering issue with the backspace key. Cosmetically in good shape.

Typeface Specimen:

Hunter: Linda Au (Austruck)

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Humorist. Novelist. Scapegoat.

I'm happy to own 13 typewriters currently. Two are models from my childhood: a Royal Signet portable (my first typewriter when I was about 10), and an Underwood TM-5 (used in 9th grade typing class circa 1975).

I use my IBM Selectric II to win NaNoWriMo every year now and LOVE it. I also use my Selectric I a lot since it fits perfectly on my antique typewriter desk. Some of the manuals are currently being used to type letters to new penpals who are all interested in reviving snail-mail letter writing.



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