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1975 IBM Selectric II Serial # 835-581560156 1975 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 835-581560156 Gal Kaminka's 1975 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2018-06-04 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Gal Kaminka: 1975 IBM Selectric II Serial # 835-581560156 Hebrew-English IBM Selectric 2, commonly known in Israel as "Kadurit" (כדורית) in Hebrew, a name derived from the Hebrew word for "ball" ("Kadur"), after the font ball.

Bi-lingual keyboard, with a swith (top right corner, just right of the back-space key), for setting the direction: Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left.

The font ball is bi-lingual. The one installed has the font called "Shalom" (שלום), meaning peace in Hebrew.

Dating was done based on the serial number, using the instructions on this web site:

835:
8 (800 series, selectric II)
3 (Single-Pitch Selective Ribbon)
5 (13" Writing Line)

58: Amsterdam, Netherlands factory


1560156 -- based on the serials list on this web site, would be in 1975.

(1409001 - 1584100)

1975 IBM Selectric II #835-581560156

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-23-2018 at 09:22AM
Last Edit: 06-04-2018 at 01:18PM


Description:

Hebrew-English IBM Selectric 2, commonly known in Israel as "Kadurit" (כדורית) in Hebrew, a name derived from the Hebrew word for "ball" ("Kadur"), after the font ball.

Bi-lingual keyboard, with a swith (top right corner, just right of the back-space key), for setting the direction: Left-to-Right, Right-to-Left.

The font ball is bi-lingual. The one installed has the font called "Shalom" (שלום), meaning peace in Hebrew.

Dating was done based on the serial number, using the instructions on this web site:

835:
8 (800 series, selectric II)
3 (Single-Pitch Selective Ribbon)
5 (13" Writing Line)

58: Amsterdam, Netherlands factory


1560156 -- based on the serials list on this web site, would be in 1975.

(1409001 - 1584100)

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Keyboard layout. Typing direction (right-to-left, left-to-right) is set using the switch at the top right, right of the backspace key.
Keyboard layout. Typing direction (right-to-left, left-to-right) is set using the switch at the top right, right of the backspace key.







Serial number -835-581560156. The pattern does not match the serial numbers listed on the typewritersdatabase.com page for IBM serial numbers. 835 does seem to be IBM selectric II, and 58 is the factory code for Amsterdam. But the remaining number does not seem to agree with known ranges.
Serial number -835-581560156. The pattern does not match the serial numbers listed on the typewritersdatabase.com page for IBM serial numbers. 835 does seem to be IBM selectric II, and 58 is the factory code for Amsterdam. But the remaining number does not seem to agree with known ranges.

Bilingual Hebrew-English font ball.
Bilingual Hebrew-English font ball.


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