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1982 IBM 60 Serial # 6713-11-0199673 1982 IBM 60 typewriter, Serial # 6713-11-0199673 Mei Travis's 1982 IBM 60 typewriter. 2022-06-18 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Mei Travis: 1982 IBM 60 Serial # 6713-11-0199673 This is my BF's one and only typewriter he got used in the late 1980s. It's misprinting a few characters occasionally, so it desperately needs cleaning and oiling. We'll get 'er done here soon!

1982 IBM 60 #6713-11-0199673

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)
Created: 06-18-2022 at 03:17PM
Last Edit: 06-18-2022 at 03:29PM


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This is my BF's one and only typewriter he got used in the late 1980s. It's misprinting a few characters occasionally, so it desperately needs cleaning and oiling. We'll get 'er done here soon!

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Hunter: Mei Travis (meilynne)

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During the quiet summer of 2020, I longed to use a typewriter again. After some online research and browsing, two Brother machines landed on my doorstep. A 1971 Montgomery Ward's Signature 511D and a creamy 1985 Sears ultraportable both ignited a fire I haven't felt in a long time. I quickly found Ted Munk, the Facebook groups, and the rest of the typewriter online community, where I learned how to fix them and appreciate them. By summer's end I had collected 20 typewriters to cure my pandemic blues. Now I'm obsessed about the different styles, the mechanics & repair, and their important history. Typewriters are an endless source of fascination as a literary medium, for creativity, a tinker-fest for machine geeks, and they still contribute to the economy. I truly enjoy learning how to bring mid-century or later typewriters back to life, even the electric ones, while completely in awe of the unique antiques that folks brilliantly restore. It warms my heart that there are others, and here we are sharing the same passions about typewriters together.



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