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Well that is certainly interesting about the elements. I learned how to type on a Selectric II in high school. I havenÆt touched one since. My typing
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 28
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Betty, The plastic lever will usually loosen on the plastic/metal lever type and slip on the metal cam which keeps the cam from turning. The cam has to turn
professorc30
Mar 28
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Clark Thank you for those pics. The ones I ordered on ebay were the first style. The ones that came with the machine are the ones you recommend. I have one
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 28
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611

Re: new member

I have a Selectric II and need the 10s.ùBetty ... I have a Selectric II and need the 10s.ùBetty On Mar 28, 2015, at 9:16 AM, ' pogo3033@... '
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 28
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Ok, I'm in Fort Myers, FL and there is a city up by Tampa named Palmetto so I thought you might be from there. I'll check on the elements that I have and let
pogo3033@...
Mar 28
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Betty, I would normally use mineral spirits or carburetor cleaner, but penetrating oil will work also. PB Blaster comes to mind, but it had a very strong
professorc30
Mar 27
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Re: new member

Hi Dick I live in Greenville, SCùthe Palmetto state. Where are you? I could use some elements, but it depends on the price. What do you have?ùBetty ... Hi
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 27
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Re: new member

Hi Clark Thank you for your quick response. I have a Selectric II. The pitch lever is ôstuck.ö The margin rack and escapement rack are not turning. I am
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 27
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Re: new member

Hi, if you are in Palmetto, FL your about 90 miles up the road from me. I work on the IBM Selectrics and I am currently refurbishing some that I have on
pogo3033@...
Mar 27
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Re: new member

Betty, Ah, old gummy oil strikes again. A frozen pitch lever is common on machines that haven't been used in a long time. When the pitch lever is moved, the
professorc30
Mar 27
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new member

I am new to this group. I bought a Selectric which was dirty and didnÆt work. I was able to clean and lube it. Only 2 problems left. One was the pitch
BETTY TRIPP
Mar 27
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Selectric tools

Hello, my name is Richard Kelly, I live in Fort Myers, FL. I worked for IBM starting in 1952 and attended their typewriter repair training schools in
pogo3033@...
Jan 7
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typewriter repairman

Mr Roly I am indeed looking for a reasonably priced gentleman to repair my typewriters, in the northern Illinois area. Can you tell me more. AB ... Hi, am
Noble Blacksmith
Nov 11, 2014
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Re: In Search Of Repair In Illiniois

There are several repair shops listed in your area that repair all types of typewriters, including Selectrics. See Richard Polts repair shop list below.
professorc30
Nov 9, 2014
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typewriter repairman

Hi, am wondering if I got your message correctly. At this era, you need someone who can repair manuals and portable typewriters? If the answer is really Yes,
false
Nov 7, 2014
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