IBM Selectric III

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lhutton

15 Mar 2019, 02:10

Late last summer I picked up an IBM Selectric Model III from a local thrift store. Not really a keyboard but it certainly has that IBM heritage. Needed some work to get running, it had the usual broken transport pulley, dirt and foam that turned to goo. After a cleaning, lubrication and a new pulley installation it was back running again. It's been working fine and I've even picked up a few more type elements for it since then. Feels like the contacts in the power switch are wearing out now but that's another easy part to replace.

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Guts during the repair
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After getting it going!

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