Please note that this is not a correcting typewriter. Also note that while the keyboard shows the ability to type the special characters noted in the photos, the typewriter ball that would enable you to print those characters is not included. More about the IBM Selectric. The IBM Selectric typewriter was a highly successful model line of electric typewriters introduced by IBM on 31 July 1961.
Instead of the "basket" of individual typebars that swung up to strike the ribbon and page in a typical typewriter of the period, the Selectric had a "typing element" (frequently called a "typeball", or more informally, a "golf ball") that rotated and pivoted to the correct position before striking. The element could be easily changed so as to use different fonts in the same document typed on the same typewriter, resurrecting a capability that had been pioneered by typewriters such as the Hammond and Blickensderfer in the late 19th century. The Selectric also replaced the traditional typewriter's horizontally moving carriage with a roller (platen) that turned to advance the paper but did not move horizontally, while the typeball and ribbon mechanism moved from side to side. The Selectric mechanism was notable for using internal mechanical binary coding and two mechanical digital-to-analog converters, called whiffletree linkages, to select the character to be typed.Selectrics and their descendants eventually captured 75 percent of the United States market for electric typewriters used in business.  IBM replaced the Selectric line with the IBM Wheelwriter in 1984 and transferred its typewriter business to the newly formed Lexmark in 1991. The Selectric remained unchanged until 1971 when the Selectric II was introduced.
 The original design was thereafter referred to as the Selectric I. These machines used the same 88-character typing elements.However they differed from each other in many respects. The Selectric II was available with a Dual Pitch option to allow it to be switched (with a lever at the top left of the "carriage") between 10 and 12 characters per inch, whereas the Selectric I was ordered with one "pitch" or the other. Separate elements were available for each pitch. In a few cases the same typeface was available in both pitches, for example, "Courier 72" was the 10-pitch variant of "Courier 12".
The Selectric II had a lever (at the top left of the "carriage") that allowed characters to be shifted up to a half space to the left (for centering text, or for inserting a word one character longer or shorter in place of a deleted mistake), whereas the Selectric I did not. This option was available only on dual pitch models. Stylistically, the Selectric II was squarer at the corners, whereas the Selectric I was rounder. The item "Rare Vtg IBM Selectric II Typewriter 2 Tone Black Gray Keyboard Special Symbols" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
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