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1973 IBM Selectric 721 Serial # 9581624 1973 IBM Selectric 721 typewriter, Serial # 9581624 Joe Van Cleave's 1973 IBM Selectric 721 typewriter. 2023-01-16 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Joe Van Cleave: 1973 IBM Selectric 721 Serial # 9581624 Acquired from a local collector. This version is the narrower carriage that has the cloth ribbon cartridge system with bichrome feature. I've reloaded an old cartridge with fresh Baco red/black ribbon. This machine has been modified by local IBM technician Steve Marshall with the EXP express backspace feature, modified return key and 1.5 line spacing.

1973 IBM Selectric 721 #9581624

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Joe Van Cleave (JoeV)
Created: 01-16-2023 at 02:56PM
Last Edit: 01-16-2023 at 02:57PM


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Acquired from a local collector. This version is the narrower carriage that has the cloth ribbon cartridge system with bichrome feature. I've reloaded an old cartridge with fresh Baco red/black ribbon. This machine has been modified by local IBM technician Steve Marshall with the EXP express backspace feature, modified return key and 1.5 line spacing.

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IBM Courier 12 Italic type element
IBM Courier 12 Italic type element

IBM Dual Gothic type element
IBM Dual Gothic type element

IBM Elite 72 type element
IBM Elite 72 type element

IBM GP Artisan 12 type element
IBM GP Artisan 12 type element

IBM GP Calligraphy 10/12 type element
IBM GP Calligraphy 10/12 type element

IBM GP Letter Gothic type element
IBM GP Letter Gothic type element

IBM GP Light Italic 12 type element
IBM GP Light Italic 12 type element

IBM GP Olde English type element
IBM GP Olde English type element

IBM GP Oriental 10/12 type element
IBM GP Oriental 10/12 type element

IBM GP Script 12 type element
IBM GP Script 12 type element

IBM Large Elite 72 type element
IBM Large Elite 72 type element

IBM Letter Gothic type element
IBM Letter Gothic type element

IBM Scribe 12 type element
IBM Scribe 12 type element

IBM Symbol 12 type element
IBM Symbol 12 type element

Hunter: Joe Van Cleave (JoeV)

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