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Collection Blundell
Date 1961
Description IBM Selectric II electronic golf ball typewriter [as written in 2001 - there is nothing on the machine to say it is a Selectric]. Has a cover as well. This is an electric typewriter with a typing ball and platen. It uses a high yield correctable film ribbon. Machine has a green metal casing. There are no visible numbers. Has IBM on the right front. Its full name is IBM Selectric II Correcting Electric Typewriter.

Included with the donation was:
1 booklet (2 IBM Selectric II typewriter booklets, one with this number, were found 2013, plus one box of Nova printer ribbon).
1 IBM Electronic tape-box - of correcting ribbon, found 2013
1 carbonium tape - found 2013
3 type golf balls - [1 box , with 5 tpyewriter golf balls, was found 2013]

All found in Marlborough Express Office in Beavertown 2012 and 2013. Deaccessioned [in error] at MHS 28 November 2012 committee meeting. Retained January 2013. The booklets, printer ribbon, tapebox, tape and golfballs have been kept as props.
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1961 The IBM Selectric Typewriter is unveiled in July. This product replaces typebars and the moving carriage with a spherical printing element [source: ibm.com].
Year Range from 1961
Object ID 2001.123.0001
Object Name Typewriter
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Last modified on: December 19, 2014