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1974 IBM Model D Executive Serial # 15-8565689 1974 IBM Model D Executive typewriter, Serial # 15-8565689 Erik Bruchez's 1974 IBM Model D Executive typewriter. 2024-04-19 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1974 IBM Model D Executive Serial # 15-8565689 Model 421.

I consider this a parts machine as it is not in great general condition, doesn't run, doesn't have a unique typeface, and has an unwieldy wide carriage. I got this for free in 2020.

Features:

- Mid-Century typeface
- blue color body
- 19 inch carriage (very large!)

The blue body is attractive, and I considered swapping it to another machine. However, it does have scratches, so I haven't done this yet.

Interestingly, the bottom of the case is made of plastic on this instance: usually, this part is made of metal. It seems that IBM was cutting costs on these in the last years of production.

1974 IBM Model D Executive #15-8565689

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 04-18-2024 at 10:58AM
Last Edit: 04-19-2024 at 11:05PM


Description:

Model 421.

I consider this a parts machine as it is not in great general condition, doesn't run, doesn't have a unique typeface, and has an unwieldy wide carriage. I got this for free in 2020.

Features:

- Mid-Century typeface
- blue color body
- 19 inch carriage (very large!)

The blue body is attractive, and I considered swapping it to another machine. However, it does have scratches, so I haven't done this yet.

Interestingly, the bottom of the case is made of plastic on this instance: usually, this part is made of metal. It seems that IBM was cutting costs on these in the last years of production.

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Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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