Sunday, July 23, 2017

Pearl White Dvorak SIII Conversion

Here's the Selectric III Dvorak conversion that I've been working on. It turned out better than I expected. It's painted Pearl White with a Black bottom, which was not a color that was normally available on Selectric III models. I chose this color combination due to the custom nature of this machine.




The machine has been fully re-conditioned with a chemical wash, necessary parts replacement including a new aluminum cycle clutch pulley, complete lubrication with synthetic lubricants and all adjustments checked and corrected. On top of all this, the keyboard was converted to ANSI Dvorak layout. A new velocity vane was installed to correct for the relocation of the low-velocity keys which isn't done in most conversions by others. This makes the machine type just like IBM engineers intended.


The ribbon was also converted on this machine to the more common and less expensive SRS version, instead of the "bicycle" ribbon it originally had. Switching the ribbon types was no easy task, but the SRS ribbon is much cheaper and much easier to purchase, so I went the extra mile on this one for longevity's sake.






The case was stripped of the old deteriorated foam, cleaned and painted this beautiful Pearl White. New sound-reducing foam was installed in the factory locations.







A normal re-condition job on a Selectric takes me about 20 - 25 hours. Nothing is left un-checked. Because of the extra work to convert the keyboard to ANSI Dvorak, this one has a substantial additional amount of time in it, plus the additional parts required that are not commonly available.






It's a beautiful, custom-built machine that will be a pleasure to own and type on. I will be documenting the details of the conversion as soon as I can.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Red Selectric II with Correction with Extras

This is a extra nice Selectric II  in Red that I just refurbished. It has been completely reconditioned with a chemical wash, necessary parts replacement, full lubrication with synthetic lubricants and adjustments checked and corrected. A new aluminum cycle clutch pulley has been installed for years of trouble-free service.







It has a 15" platen, Error Correction and the wonderful Selectric "touch" keyboard that everyone loves. It is a Dual-pitch (10 and 12 cpi) typewriter that uses any of the elements for a Selectric I or II (88 character elements).




New sound reduction foam installed for quiet operation. I have basically remanufactured every aspect of this machine, inside and out. It looks and functions just like new.








Extras Included:

New Black Vinyl Cover
Printed Owner's Manual


Come see and type on this beautiful machine and you'll be hooked!

  • Dual-Pitch Correcting Selectric II, model 895
  • Completely Refinished in Pearl White
  • Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
  • New Sound Insulating Foam
  • Ready To Use

Price:  $250  
One Year Guarantee on everything. You won't be disappointed. Contact me for more information or to come by to see it in person. It's located in Eureka Springs and because it's so heavy, I really don't want to ship it.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Selectric Dvorak Keyboard Conversion

Because of interest in converting a Selectric to a Dvorak keyboard, I'm working on refurbishing a Selectric III machine and converting the keyboard. My research shows IBM offered a Dvorak keyboard, but it varies slightly from the ANSI Dvorak keyboard. I've decided to utilize the ANSI Dvorak layout which switches the quote/double quote with the question/slash keys.

Hopefully I will be done in a few days and I'll post it here and the procedures necessary to do the conversion when I'm done.

Here is the machine I chose to convert. I will need a full overhaul first and then I'll work on the keyboard conversion.

Selectric III Dvorak Conversion (Before)

Stay tuned.


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Autumn Red Selectric III - SOLD

I just finished this Autumn Red/Black Selectric III. What a great machine! This machine has been completely reconditioned and it looks, sounds and types like new.



IBM Selectric III
Dual-Pitch Correcting, model 6705
    Lighted Margin Scale
    Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
    New Sound Insulating Foam
    Ready To Use



Completely refurbished. This machine has completely chemically cleaned, re-lubricated with synthetic oil and grease, high wear parts replaced, adjusted to factory perfection and has new paint. New sound reduction foam installed for quiet operation. I have basically remanufactured every aspect of this machine, inside and out. It looks and functions just like new.







It has a 15" platen, Error Correction and the wonderful Selectric "touch" keyboard that everyone loves. It is a Dual-pitch (10 and 12 cpi) typewriter that uses any of the elements for a Selectric III (96 character elements).

SOLD

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Refurbished Emerald Green Selectric II - SOLD

Here's another great IBM Selectric II in Emerald Green that I just finished refurbishing. It has been fully reconditioned with a chemical wash, necessary parts replacement, synthetic oil and grease lubrication, adjustments checked and returned to factory specs and refinished in IBM Emerald Green.



It has a 15" platen, Error Correction and the wonderful Selectric "touch" keyboard that everyone loves. It is a Dual-pitch (10 and 12 cpi) typewriter that uses any of the elements for a Selectric I or II (88 character elements).






New sound reduction foam installed for quiet operation. I have basically remanufactured every aspect of this machine, inside and out. It looks and functions just like new.







Extras Included:

New Black Vinyl Cover
New Spare Ribbon
New Spare Correction tape
Printed Owner's Manual


Come see and type on this beautiful machine and you'll be hooked!

  • Dual-Pitch Correcting Selectric II, model 895
  • Completely Refinished in Pearl White
  • Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
  • New Sound Insulating Foam
  • Ready To Use

  SOLD

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Refurbished Pearl White Selectric II with Extras - SOLD

Here's another great IBM Selectric II in Pearl White that I just finished refurbishing. It has been fully reconditioned with a chemical wash, necessary parts replacement, synthetic oil and grease lubrication, adjustments checked and returned to factory specs and refinished in IBM Pearl White.





It has a 15" platen, Error Correction and the wonderful Selectric "touch" keyboard that everyone loves. It is a Dual-pitch (10 and 12 cpi) typewriter that uses any of the elements for a Selectric I or II (88 character elements).





New sound reduction foam installed for quiet operation. I have basically remanufactured every aspect of this machine, inside and out. It looks and functions just like new.








Extras Included:

New Black Vinyl Cover
New Spare Ribbon
New Spare Correction tape
Printed Owner's Manual


Come see and type on this beautiful machine and you'll be hooked!

  • Dual-Pitch Correcting Selectric II, model 895
  • Completely Refinished in Pearl White
  • Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
  • New Sound Insulating Foam
  • Ready To Use
SOLD

Refurbished Willow Green Selectric II with Extras SOLD

Here's another great IBM Selectric II in Willow Green that I just finished refurbishing. It has been fully reconditioned with a chemical wash, necessary parts replacement, synthetic oil and grease lubrication, adjustments checked and returned to factory specs and refinished in the original color of IBM Willow Green.






It has a 15" platen, Error Correction and the wonderful Selectric "touch" keyboard that everyone loves. It is a Dual-pitch (10 and 12 cpi) typewriter that uses any of the elements for a Selectric I or II (88 character elements).









New sound reduction foam installed for quiet operation. I have basically remanufactured every aspect of this machine, inside and out. It looks and functions just like new.








Extras Included:

New Black Vinyl Cover
New Spare Ribbon
New Spare Correction tape
Printed Owner's Manual


Come see and type on this beautiful machine and you'll be hooked!

  • Dual-Pitch Correcting Selectric II, model 895
  • Completely Refinished in the original Willow Green
  • Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
  • New Sound Insulating Foam
  • Ready To Use

SOLD