Vintage Blue 1970's IBM Selectric II Electric Typewriter. My all time FAVORITE typewriter. Remember it had an "element" rather than keys for the letters & numbers?

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The IBM Selectric Typeball was a revolutionary typing element. Instead of using keys connected with a character on them that would individually strike the paper and would sometimes jam this element would spin around and type each character when typed. Typewriters had one font on their keys. The IBM Selectrics enabled different fonts to be used simply by switching type balls. The type ball in the photo printed using the Prestige Elite 72 font. Xerox developed a different system which was…

Learning to type on an IBM Selectric Typewriter. That's what I learned on... Typing class in high school remains the most applicable course I have ever taken.

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