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1973 IBM Selectric II Serial # 261655004 1973 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 261655004 James Grooms's 1973 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2024-03-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of James Grooms: 1973 IBM Selectric II Serial # 261655004 Saving Selectrics out this Summer in select theaters. Came with the stand, chair and cushions all for the price of...free.
She's locked up. But my old man was a TV repairman and he left me an awesome set of tools. And I've got a set of claw hammers, lighter fluid and marvel mystery oil. This oughta do the trick because I am certainly not playing boomer and reading the manual. I learned everything you need to know about typewriters on reddit anyway.

1973 IBM Selectric II #261655004

Status: My Collection
Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)
Created: 03-01-2024 at 07:57AM
Last Edit: 03-01-2024 at 10:32AM


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Saving Selectrics out this Summer in select theaters. Came with the stand, chair and cushions all for the price of...free.
She's locked up. But my old man was a TV repairman and he left me an awesome set of tools. And I've got a set of claw hammers, lighter fluid and marvel mystery oil. This oughta do the trick because I am certainly not playing boomer and reading the manual. I learned everything you need to know about typewriters on reddit anyway.

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There is a 26 in front of this, but I can't get things moved over  or the light just right. She is stuck.
There is a 26 in front of this, but I can't get things moved over or the light just right. She is stuck.



Look what they did to my typewriter!
Look what they did to my typewriter!

Hunter: James Grooms (jgrooms)

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