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1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 5121048 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 5121048 Michael Hoehne's 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2018-01-01 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Hoehne: 1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 5121048 Got it with 18 type balls in 2-drawer case. Happily enough, the owner gave it to me because the flaky switch made it too frustrating for her to use anymore; this was the bonus I got from her along with the 25¢ olivetti 36. The on-switch was flaky and is repaired now, by cleaning the switch, so the whole typewriter works, my only working Selectric.

1979 IBM Selectric II #5121048

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-31-2014 at 04:28PM
Last Edit: 01-01-2018 at 11:28AM


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Got it with 18 type balls in 2-drawer case. Happily enough, the owner gave it to me because the flaky switch made it too frustrating for her to use anymore; this was the bonus I got from her along with the 25¢ olivetti 36. The on-switch was flaky and is repaired now, by cleaning the switch, so the whole typewriter works, my only working Selectric.

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