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IBM Selectric 3 find

#1 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:15 am

I don't know if any of you guys are interested in the pre-Thinkpad IBM but I managed to run across this at a local second-hand shop a few days ago. What a marvel of engineering... And you thought your T60 was a tank :lol: Also, this thing is in need of a minor repair...so if anyone on this forum knows anything about Selectric repair, PM me, I could use some guidance on how to fix this thing. Has issues with the carriage moving.

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Re: IBM Selectric 3 find

#2 Post by MikalE » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 pm

When I was in the US Air Force every office had an IBM Selectric typewriter on the desk.
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Re: IBM Selectric 3 find

#3 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:12 pm

MikalE wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:04 pm
When I was in the US Air Force every office had an IBM Selectric typewriter on the desk.
1) Thank you for your service!
2) The US Air Force must have being treating you really good to get a Selectric on every desk :lol:
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Re: IBM Selectric 3 find

#4 Post by MikalE » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:27 pm

Well, anyone that needed to type on a regular basis had one. I shouldn't have said "every desk"

Ours were IBM blue.
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Re: IBM Selectric 3 find

#5 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:30 pm

MikalE wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:27 pm
Ours were IBM blue.
Oh the IBM blue ones were soooo pretty. I have a blue Selectric II that needs a belt change and a serious reoil job. Something to do over the summer.
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