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1975 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-1461067 1975 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26-1461067 John Abbott's 1975 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2020-04-27 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1975 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-1461067 1151. I have tried to pick up an IBM Selectric and they have always sold for more than I was willing to pay. This was was $10 (shipping was more) from Goodwill. It has some issues, one of which is that it appears the motor needs some kind of lubrication (seems to be spinning too slowly), as well as what appears to be a stuck space bar (turn it on and it spaces across the carriage). I am hoping the Youtube videos from Phoenix Typewriter will help me get this one running.

1975 IBM Selectric II #26-1461067

Status: My Collection
Created: 04-27-2020 at 04:52PM
Last Edit: 04-27-2020 at 05:10PM


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1151. I have tried to pick up an IBM Selectric and they have always sold for more than I was willing to pay. This was was $10 (shipping was more) from Goodwill. It has some issues, one of which is that it appears the motor needs some kind of lubrication (seems to be spinning too slowly), as well as what appears to be a stuck space bar (turn it on and it spaces across the carriage). I am hoping the Youtube videos from Phoenix Typewriter will help me get this one running.

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I started my collection back in 2017 when I found a 1993 Brother WP-1250, which was very close to the typewriter I owned and used to write letters home while I was stationed in Korea serving in the US Air Force (I later discovered it was most likely the Brother WP-1150, so I picked that up). In 2018, my wife took me to one of the local antique store and I saw an old typewriter that caught my eye. My wife purchased it for me for Christmas (a 1932 Royal 10). My wife and I decided to limit my collection to 5 typewriters, so I need to sell off my surplus.



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