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1969 IBM Selectric I Serial # 5537947 1969 IBM Selectric I typewriter, Serial # 5537947 Michael Jordan's 1969 IBM Selectric I typewriter. 2024-06-12 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Michael Jordan: 1969 IBM Selectric I Serial # 5537947 This is a 15" Carriage IBM Selectric I , 12 Pitch , carbon ribbon. I purchased this on eBay. The shipper shipped it insecurely and the left platen knob was destroyed. I purchased a platen with both knobs attached also from eBay from another seller and fit it on the Selectric so it had a functioning platen and platen knobs. It is in good cosmetic shape, it had an awful brass plaque glued on the lid and covering the IBM Selectric badge. I removed it and cleaned the Selectric and got it looking fairly presentable. I have an 11" Selectric I, and I recently purchased a 13" Selectric I, fabric ribbon cartridge, which will bring my collection of Selectric I typewriters up to three operational Selectric I typewriters. My first office job was typing 600 orders a day on a 13" IBM Selectric I with a fabric ribbon. I purchased the 13" simply for nostalgia of owning a typewriter that I spent 10 months typing orders on every work day. I truly love the IBM Selectric typewriters, all models. They are fantastic typewriters.

1969 IBM Selectric I #5537947

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Michael Jordan (DMJTypeStyle)
Created: 06-12-2024 at 10:54AM
Last Edit: 06-12-2024 at 11:57AM


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This is a 15" Carriage IBM Selectric I , 12 Pitch , carbon ribbon. I purchased this on eBay. The shipper shipped it insecurely and the left platen knob was destroyed. I purchased a platen with both knobs attached also from eBay from another seller and fit it on the Selectric so it had a functioning platen and platen knobs. It is in good cosmetic shape, it had an awful brass plaque glued on the lid and covering the IBM Selectric badge. I removed it and cleaned the Selectric and got it looking fairly presentable. I have an 11" Selectric I, and I recently purchased a 13" Selectric I, fabric ribbon cartridge, which will bring my collection of Selectric I typewriters up to three operational Selectric I typewriters. My first office job was typing 600 orders a day on a 13" IBM Selectric I with a fabric ribbon. I purchased the 13" simply for nostalgia of owning a typewriter that I spent 10 months typing orders on every work day. I truly love the IBM Selectric typewriters, all models. They are fantastic typewriters.

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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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