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1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 6705-580024122 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter, Serial # 6705-580024122 Richard Burton's 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter. 2023-07-02 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Richard Burton: 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 6705-580024122 Purchased from a car boot sale, in working order but long overdue for a service. Came with original manual which included the original supply info (see pictures), where the date of 1981 comes from. Fitted with Courier type element.

1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III #6705-580024122

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Richard Burton (rab)
Created: 07-02-2023 at 10:16AM
Last Edit: 07-02-2023 at 11:18AM


Description:

Purchased from a car boot sale, in working order but long overdue for a service. Came with original manual which included the original supply info (see pictures), where the date of 1981 comes from. Fitted with Courier type element.

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Model (6705) and serial number.
Model (6705) and serial number.

Is it normal for these to be blank?
Is it normal for these to be blank?

Original manual
Original manual

Original paperwork, stapled in back of manual.
Original paperwork, stapled in back of manual.

Parts list / spec?
Parts list / spec?

Welcome letter.
Welcome letter.

Type 670X. I note a separate listing for a Model 670X in the database (without serial number specified). Is that based on this sticker, which presumably just indicates the series, not a specific model?
Type 670X. I note a separate listing for a Model 670X in the database (without serial number specified). Is that based on this sticker, which presumably just indicates the series, not a specific model?

Hunter: Richard Burton (rab)

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I didn't previously have any particular interest in typewriters until I bought an IBM Selectric III. I used to work at IBM and still have a bit of a soft spot for the company, some of its older products and its contributions to the modern world. The machine seemed so solid, so we'll engineered and I loved the retro aesthetic, I had to have it. It appears to be in good working order, but I want to learn enough about it to give it a thorough service, as it clearly hasn't had one for a long time. I'm not short of hobbies, but there is a risk this leads to a new one...



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