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1972 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5016537 1972 IBM Selectric Composer typewriter, Serial # 5016537 Ted Munk's 1972 IBM Selectric Composer typewriter. 2021-07-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Ted Munk: 1972 IBM Selectric Composer Serial # 5016537 Picked up for $20, works well after a good cleaning, mechanically sound. Rotate needs adjusted, but I think I can handle that.

Model 6251, outfitted with interface for Mag Tape console output. Possibly was originally sold as an MT/SC unit.

Named "Mothra"

1972 IBM Selectric Composer #5016537

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 05-21-2015 at 11:04PM
Last Edit: 07-28-2021 at 02:16AM


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Picked up for $20, works well after a good cleaning, mechanically sound. Rotate needs adjusted, but I think I can handle that.

Model 6251, outfitted with interface for Mag Tape console output. Possibly was originally sold as an MT/SC unit.

Named "Mothra"

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Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)

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I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.



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