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1974 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 0349534 1974 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 21 0349534 Matt Watkins's 1974 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2024-05-08 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Matt Watkins: 1974 IBM Selectric I Serial # 21 0349534 In pretty rough shape to begin with, bought as parts to get right side platen knob, but that was broken in shipment. Fires up, but super sticky and hub sounds broken. I see now how typewriters are cannibalized so others may live. Update on 5/8/2024: I borrowed several parts off of it and decided to learn about how they're assembled. My gawd!!...there are a ton of parts and engineering in these things!

1974 IBM Selectric I #21 0349534

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)
Created: 04-18-2024 at 08:08AM
Last Edit: 05-08-2024 at 05:59PM


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In pretty rough shape to begin with, bought as parts to get right side platen knob, but that was broken in shipment. Fires up, but super sticky and hub sounds broken. I see now how typewriters are cannibalized so others may live. Update on 5/8/2024: I borrowed several parts off of it and decided to learn about how they're assembled. My gawd!!...there are a ton of parts and engineering in these things!

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Hunter: Matt Watkins (Ignaciob)

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First hunt and pecked on a 60's Smith Corona Sterling my mother had and Took typing class in 1982 on an IBM Selectric as a means to get into the computer class my sophomore year. Probably reached 60wpm. Once I moved over to computers I never really went back to typewriters, but 40 years later I find myself enjoying the sound, feel, and smell of a now-vintage Selectric 2 and just picked up a 1955 Silent Super. We'll see how far down the rabbit hole I go....



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