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1977 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26 3317879 1977 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26 3317879 Clark Hinson's 1977 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2018-01-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Clark Hinson: 1977 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26 3317879 This is a machine I refurbished. It was incredibly dirty and gummed up and was missing some parts.

After a chemical cleaning bath, replacement of necessary parts, re-lubrication, all adjustments checked, platen and feed roller resurfacing, new noise-reducing foam and a fresh coat of paint, it's a new machine.

It's a 15" Dual-Pitch Selectric II with Correction, model 895, that was first put into service in February, 1977. The housing was stamped "76" in a few places, confirming when it was manufactured.

Beautiful machine in the seldom-seen Garnet Red.

1977 IBM Selectric II #26 3317879

Status: Sightings
Created: 11-30-2014 at 05:45PM
Last Edit: 01-01-2018 at 11:24AM


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This is a machine I refurbished. It was incredibly dirty and gummed up and was missing some parts.

After a chemical cleaning bath, replacement of necessary parts, re-lubrication, all adjustments checked, platen and feed roller resurfacing, new noise-reducing foam and a fresh coat of paint, it's a new machine.

It's a 15" Dual-Pitch Selectric II with Correction, model 895, that was first put into service in February, 1977. The housing was stamped "76" in a few places, confirming when it was manufactured.

Beautiful machine in the seldom-seen Garnet Red.

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I love mechanical things and have tinkered with manual and electric typewriters since my teens. I have always been fascinated by the IBM Selectric, but it was later in life that I finally got my hands on one to explore. I learned to repair/restore them and suddenly I have several of them. I don't really consider myself a collector, but rather a restorer. I enjoy bringing old machines back to usable condition and then pass them on to other people to use and enjoy.



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