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1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-5114817 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26-5114817 Carl Clark's 1979 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2018-01-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Carl Clark: 1979 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-5114817 This is my only Selectric (and only electric). This may be my all-around favorite to use, just for the symphony of electromechanical noise it generates. Found in an antique store in Oregon - it was working reasonably well but suffering from deferred maintenance, so I sent it off to Chuck Furrer in Chicago for a rebuild and the bright-yellow paint job (Selectric rebuilds are beyond my skill level). Works beautifully now.

1979 IBM Selectric II #26-5114817

Status: My Collection
Created: 01-18-2018 at 09:32AM
Last Edit: 01-18-2018 at 09:32AM


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This is my only Selectric (and only electric). This may be my all-around favorite to use, just for the symphony of electromechanical noise it generates. Found in an antique store in Oregon - it was working reasonably well but suffering from deferred maintenance, so I sent it off to Chuck Furrer in Chicago for a rebuild and the bright-yellow paint job (Selectric rebuilds are beyond my skill level). Works beautifully now.

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