I/O Selectric Typewriter

Tothwolf tothwolf at concentric.net
Wed Dec 13 01:32:39 CST 2006


On Tue, 12 Dec 2006, Richard wrote:
> In article <5BC121186B788C48A0EE35A16FD0D34D036623 at wdscexbe01.sc.wdc.com>,
>    "Billy Pettit" <Billy.Pettit at wdc.com>  writes:
>
>> I've been looking for one of these modified Selectrics for several 
>> months.
>
> Join the club!
>
> I've been looking for one for years now.  Its hard to even find 
> *pictures* of these puppies on the net.  I've had searches running on 
> ebay for over a year and they've never burped out a hit.  The model I 
> remember using was turquoise in color and had the silver square IBM 
> model number plate on it (although I can't remember the model).  It took 
> a type ball element, and had a keyboard similar to a selectric, but the 
> physical enclosure was all different.  Behind the typewriter was a big 
> portion of the enclosure that presumably had the control electronics. 
> It did not have an integrated acoustic coupler, was not integrated into 
> a desk (pictures of "Model 2741" units on the net show the integrated 
> desk version) and ran at 134.5 baud.  I was using it in 1979/1980 and 
> even then it was old, but it was an inexpensive way to get "letter 
> quality" output on a terminal.

Ok, I guess I'm going to have to get mine out of storage and get it 
cleaned up at least for a photo shoot... Its up on a high, difficult to 
get to storage shelf behind a bunch of heavy stuff...and its heavy too ;P

-Toth



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