1982 IBM Correcting Selectric II #26-11 7263403
Status: My Collection
Created: 02-26-2020 at 08:26AM
Last Edit: 02-26-2020 at 08:41AM
This is an interesting Correcting Selectric II for a couple of reasons. First, the original serial number that was stamped into the casting (appears to be 61 26 11 7261660) was struck through and replaced with the serial number of 26-11 7263403 which is stamped into a plate. Secondly, the serial number seems to fall out of the range of those listed in the database. Based on a lot of help from the collectors in the Golfball Typewriter Shop, as best as can be determined at this time, this appears to be a late 1982 unit built in the Lexington , KY manufacturing facility. Have been cleaning this typer up and still have more to do to free up a few keys that are still sticking.
Hunter: Stephen Clancy (navyldolcdr)
Status: Typewriter Hunter
Retired in June of 2015 and relocated from IL to NC (no more snow and cold but unfortunately, no more Portillo's Chicago dogs either). Missed my old manual typewriter and went on the hunt for a replacement. My first find was a 1920 Royal Model 10 (second design with the dual side glass) . Have always been very fond of typewriters, from the old portable that my mother used, to my first typing class in 1967, then on into the Navy where, as a Communications Yeoman, I worked on the AN/UGC-6 with the 28 ASR (automatic send receive) teletype machine as well as the IBM card punch machines in use at the time. I guess you can say that from 1967 onward, I have been typing on one machine or another, and now have started collecting as my little part in the preservation of the great machines of he past.
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