1983 IBM Personal Typewriter #6126 110031219
Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
Created: 11-30-2013 at 01:14PM
Last Edit: 10-24-2018 at 11:31PM
The IBM "Personal Typewriter" Selectric Model 851 is basically a Single-Pitch Correcting Selectric II mechanically, and takes the 88-Character type elements used in SI's and SII's, but uses Selectric III "Bicycle" carbon ribbons - all stuffed into the size format of an 11" Selectric I. They were made *after* IBM discontinued the Selectric II (IE: produced concurrently with the SIII), and are fairly rare. If they only had dual-pitch and the SIâ€™s curvy scalloped body, it would be the PERFECT Selectric.
This one is called "The Green Hornet", and is 12 Pitch only, although it does have 1-1.5-2 linespace setting.
Datestamped "82" on ribbon cover.
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Hunter: Ted Munk (munk)
I am a scoundrel without a cause, and my swank outshines the sun.
I am a casual Typewriter Hunter residing in the sweltering deserts of Arizona with a wife, three cats and about 50 typewriters. My main hunting ground is thrift stores, and I rarely pay more than $10 for a machine. My collection consists mainly of portables with cases, and they stay in the cases unless I am actively using it (usually more than one at a time). I do, however keep a handful of interesting Selectrics, including a Composer and a couple of large Nakajima Electronics to use as daisywheel printers for my vintage laptop collection.
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