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1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 27 6705 11 4231059 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter, Serial # 27 6705 11 4231059 Michael Jordan's 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter. 2024-02-14 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Jordan: 1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 27 6705 11 4231059 I purchased this Correcting Selectric III from eBay. Since it was listed as working well. I gave the seller instructions on how to pack the Selectric to prevent damage. They followed the instructions and the Selectric arrived unharmed by shipping and it works great. I love the blue color, it is a nice addition to my typewriter collection. The only thing that I needed to do for this Selectric was to replace the degreed sound deadening foam with automotive sound deadening.

1981 IBM Correcting Selectric III #27 6705 11 4231059

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Jordan (DMJTypeStyle)
Created: 02-14-2024 at 09:42AM
Last Edit: 02-14-2024 at 09:45AM


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I purchased this Correcting Selectric III from eBay. Since it was listed as working well. I gave the seller instructions on how to pack the Selectric to prevent damage. They followed the instructions and the Selectric arrived unharmed by shipping and it works great. I love the blue color, it is a nice addition to my typewriter collection. The only thing that I needed to do for this Selectric was to replace the degreed sound deadening foam with automotive sound deadening.

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Selectric III with Operating Manual
Selectric III with Operating Manual

Selectric III with lid open.  Notice, I replaced the foam that was degraded with automotive insulation.
Selectric III with lid open. Notice, I replaced the foam that was degraded with automotive insulation.

Selectric III Back View
Selectric III Back View

Hunter: Michael Jordan (DMJTypeStyle)

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I have been collecting typewriters since I was a teenager. My first typewriter was given to me by my parents for Christmas. It was a Sears Tutor portable. I used it extensively throughout middle school and high school. I typed all my homework and term papers. Just before I started college, I purchased a brand new IBM Selectric I, 11" carriage in sandstone beige. I used that typewriter to supplement my income by operating a "letter shop" where I took in typing projects. I am glad to say, I paid for my Selectric I many times taking in typing jobs. I currently have a collection of several typewriters. The most recognizable typewriters in my collection are: 1. Royal FP (Elite), 2. Royal Empress (Pica), 3. Underwood Golden Touch (Pica). 4. Royal Safari with case and manual. I have several IBM Typewriters, my original Selectric I 11" carriage, carbon ribbon, elite, a Selectric I, 13" carriage, fabric ribbon. elite, a Selectric I 15" carriage, carbon ribbon, elite, a Correcting Selectric II dual pitch, carbon ribbon, a Correcting Selectric III dual pitch, carbon ribbon, a IBM WheelWriter 30 Series II, a IBM ActionWriter 1, a IBM Personal Typewriter and an IBM Memory Typewriter 100. I tend to favor IBM typewriters as my collection indicates. I also have a collection of Brother Electronic Word Processors, a Super PowerNote PN-8500MDS, also, a WP-2200 system. I have started a local group named: Type_Style_Type_In on Meetup and will sponsor Type-Ins for other people interested in typewriters in my area.



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