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1980 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-5271857 1980 IBM Selectric II typewriter, Serial # 26-5271857 John Abbott's 1980 IBM Selectric II typewriter. 2020-05-20 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of John Abbott: 1980 IBM Selectric II Serial # 26-5271857 1171. It appears this was built in the second half of 1980 and was one of the last Selectric IIs built (looks like 26-5291541 was the last on 1/2/1981). It took minor damage in shipping and the carriage does not want to move indicating it has not been used in years and the oil has gummed up in this one.

1980 IBM Selectric II #26-5271857

Status: My Collection
Created: 05-20-2020 at 02:43PM
Last Edit: 05-20-2020 at 02:44PM


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1171. It appears this was built in the second half of 1980 and was one of the last Selectric IIs built (looks like 26-5291541 was the last on 1/2/1981). It took minor damage in shipping and the carriage does not want to move indicating it has not been used in years and the oil has gummed up in this one.

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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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