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IBM Selectric Sightings
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2019, 03:03:45 PM »
There’s one for sale at a thrift store near me.

IBM Selectric Sightings
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2019, 01:21:33 PM »
TRUE DETECTIVE Season 3 Episode 3

Selectric II

Color: Green

location: in police station

bonus: Finally. An extreme close-up of the typeball in action.  You would think most directors would capture this crucial ~element~ as standard protocol.

IBM Selectric Sightings
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2019, 01:22:47 PM »
There’s one for sale at a thrift store near me.

A true "wild" sighting.  It has been several years since I saw one in a resale shop.

And what color was that bad boy, Juan?

I recently had a near miss.  A local friend notified me of one at an estate sale.  Instead of buying it for me instantly, she waited and told me several hours later. Needless to say, it was sold before I could get to it.

It was BLACK.

I already had a 3D chrome skull (w/ separate crossbones) sticker/badge picked out to put on it.

I was going to christen that son of a bitch "Jolly Roger."

The manual I have now is ridiculously old.  I use it for short notes, not writing.  A portable Underwood, found in a neighbor's* trash, in a wooden case.  I've used it for some secret missives to MV, who is a known "digester" of obscure and real font striking.

*Said neighbor was suspected by another neighbor of being a government spy, but I found no secret compartments on the Underwood.





IBM Selectric Sightings
« Reply #33 on: December 13, 2019, 02:39:14 PM »
This was one of the common beige ones.