IBM Selectric II Vintage Correcting Electric Typewriter Blue Model WORKING Clean. IBM Selectric II Blue Typewriter Refurbished. 88 Characters with white lettering. Dual pitch, either 10 or 12 spaces per inch with vertical 1.5 line spacing. Reliable, versatile, high print quality, and fast, Speed more than 15 characters per second.
One keystroke of mechanical storage. The key action is a little vague because this was well before IBM invented thebuckling spring keyboard. So there is no feedback on the keys except for the obvious: the ball hitting the page. The sound is loud, and it makes a bold statement.
I have to close my office door to use it because the sound is audible throughout the office. This thing looks great on the stand. It's a very pleasant medium blue.
The Courier typing element (the golf ball-shaped metal piece with all the characters on it) can be had with brackets () instead of the "1" number key. This appears to be the most common configuration.
It is seriously annoying because you have to remember to type a lower case "L" to get a "1" every time you need a 1. And I never need brackets when typing envelopes or notes, so I may end up ordering a new typing element just to get a normal "1" in the usual position. Big Blue Gets It Right.
This typewriter is a relic of a prior age, when office machines were made primarily for the business user instead of the consumer. The Selectric II so far surpasses the cheap plastic typewriters of more recent times that it should be embarrassing for other manufacturers. Above description is from an online review of a collector Andrew Watter.
The item "Authentic 1960/70s IBM Selectric II Vintage Correcting Electric Typewriter Blue" is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\Office\Office Equipment\Typewriters & Word Processors".The seller is "zbcollections" and is located in Katy, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.