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1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 27 6705 93 5809891 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter, Serial # 27 6705 93 5809891 Daniel Burgoyne's 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter. 2022-10-10 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Daniel Burgoyne: 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 27 6705 93 5809891 Bought close to home, completely gummed up, but seemingly in good physical condition just because it has the modern Canada French keyboard layout, thanks to its 96 keys.

Came with three elements: Courier 10, Elite Prestige 12 and Book 12. Finding other, correct, elements (balls) with Canada French diacritics is like searching for a rare, first edition Harry Potter book.

Also came with the original desk mat for sound deadening (in terrible shape) and the original packaging board in hard cardboard and bolts.

I am currently slowly learning about this complicated machine, cleaning it, de-gumming the old oil and grease and making some parts and tools for it, trying not to make things worse.

This made in Canada 6705 machine has a 15.5" platen, as one would expect, but its carrier also strangely is designed to hold selectable ribbon cartridges, even though it is a late version of the Selectric III. I would have thought the cassette ribbon (aka the bicycle) would have been the norm by then. In the end, it doesn't matter much as the Tech III fabric ribbon cartridge is no longer sold new. A crazy idea would be to get Baco silk ribbon in 5/8" width and load it into a spent cartridge, in replacement of the carbon film. To minimize the cost, one might also have to manually rewind the silk to the left-hand side spool and have another go at typing with it.

1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III #27 6705 93 5809891

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)
Created: 09-22-2022 at 09:25AM
Last Edit: 10-10-2022 at 03:51PM


Description:

Bought close to home, completely gummed up, but seemingly in good physical condition just because it has the modern Canada French keyboard layout, thanks to its 96 keys.

Came with three elements: Courier 10, Elite Prestige 12 and Book 12. Finding other, correct, elements (balls) with Canada French diacritics is like searching for a rare, first edition Harry Potter book.

Also came with the original desk mat for sound deadening (in terrible shape) and the original packaging board in hard cardboard and bolts.

I am currently slowly learning about this complicated machine, cleaning it, de-gumming the old oil and grease and making some parts and tools for it, trying not to make things worse.

This made in Canada 6705 machine has a 15.5" platen, as one would expect, but its carrier also strangely is designed to hold selectable ribbon cartridges, even though it is a late version of the Selectric III. I would have thought the cassette ribbon (aka the bicycle) would have been the norm by then. In the end, it doesn't matter much as the Tech III fabric ribbon cartridge is no longer sold new. A crazy idea would be to get Baco silk ribbon in 5/8" width and load it into a spent cartridge, in replacement of the carbon film. To minimize the cost, one might also have to manually rewind the silk to the left-hand side spool and have another go at typing with it.

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High yield correctable carbon film ribbon cartridge from KO-REC-TYPE was in the machine.
High yield correctable carbon film ribbon cartridge from KO-REC-TYPE was in the machine.



After cleaning the 96-key keyboard.
After cleaning the 96-key keyboard.

French diacritics in the Canadian modern layout following the CSA-ACNOR standard.
French diacritics in the Canadian modern layout following the CSA-ACNOR standard.

Guillemets en forme de chevrons à gauche de la touche Z.
Guillemets en forme de chevrons Ć  gauche de la touche Z.



A little souvenir from yesteryears.
A little souvenir from yesteryears.


Bottom section of tabulator tensioner broke at the fork (bottom of photo).
Bottom section of tabulator tensioner broke at the fork (bottom of photo).

Broken tabulator cord tensioner.
Broken tabulator cord tensioner.

New 3D printed parts to repalce broken ones above.
New 3D printed parts to repalce broken ones above.

The covers of this machine were made by Rockwell maybe in December 1982, as per the logo present on the top cover.
The covers of this machine were made by Rockwell maybe in December 1982, as per the logo present on the top cover.

Hunter: Daniel Burgoyne (Ixzed23)

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Bonjour! I am from the region of Montreal, Quebec and moved to Ottawa, Ontario in 1992.

Amateur watchmaker and machinist, I love anything mechanical, hydraulic or electric. I have restored American and Canadian clocks and small lathes, milling machines and a jig bore.

Most of my typewriters have French Canadian QWERTY keyboards, with some exception for rare finds.



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