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1973 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26 1148191 1973 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26 1148191 Brian Brumfield's 1973 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2017-05-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Brian Brumfield: 1973 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26 1148191 Picked up as a cheap parts machine, complete with 2 dead mice and a jumbo-sized nest in it. It actually powered on and had very minimal, basic operations. :-0

May turn out to be one of our most successful salvage jobs.

1973 IBM Selectric II #26 1148191

Status: My Collection
Created: 07-20-2014 at 11:08AM
Last Edit: 05-10-2017 at 02:14PM


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Picked up as a cheap parts machine, complete with 2 dead mice and a jumbo-sized nest in it. It actually powered on and had very minimal, basic operations. :-0

May turn out to be one of our most successful salvage jobs.

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After an initial dunk in the parts washer. The motor actually spun up, and I was able to advance the carriage.
After an initial dunk in the parts washer. The motor actually spun up, and I was able to advance the carriage.


Before cleaning. The nest (and hidden dead stowaway) on the left, and the other decomposing occupant on the right. Ugh.
Before cleaning. The nest (and hidden dead stowaway) on the left, and the other decomposing occupant on the right. Ugh.

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