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1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-6450584 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26-6450584 John Abbott's 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2020-05-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-6450584 1157. This is #2 of 3 of my IBM Selectric II typewriters. I am hoping to get at least 2 of them working, so I can sell at least one of them. I have learned (from Phoenix Typewriter on YouTube) that the IBMs just do not like sitting idle and all of the oil gums up over time and makes them unusable until the oil is excised from the machine.

1979 IBM Selectric II #26-6450584

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-10-2020 at 01:57PM
Last Edit: 05-10-2020 at 01:59PM


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1157. This is #2 of 3 of my IBM Selectric II typewriters. I am hoping to get at least 2 of them working, so I can sell at least one of them. I have learned (from Phoenix Typewriter on YouTube) that the IBMs just do not like sitting idle and all of the oil gums up over time and makes them unusable until the oil is excised from the machine.

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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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