But time has it's way with all things and over the last 30 or so years while it wasn't used, the oil and grease stiffened, causing it not to work. The first step to any successful reconditioning process is to remove the old oil and grease and free everything up again. Then inspect and replace all necessary parts and finally re-adjust the machine to bring it back to like-new operation. A long and tedious process, but one that can't be rushed. I spend somewhere between 25 and 30 hours on each machine. Obviously I"m not getting rich rebuilding Selectrics, but I know you will be proud to use it for years when I'm finished.
Literally each and every part is cleaned, inspected and reconditioned or replaced, if necessary, to return it to like-new appearance and operation. It's amazing how many things I find that need correction during the process, some of which were incorrect from new.
IBM Selectric II
Dual-Pitch Correcting, model 893
Freshly Cleaned, Lubed and Adjusted
New Sound Insulating Foam
Ready To Use
Extras Included:New Black Vinyl Dust Cover
Printed Owner's Manual
One Year Guarantee on everything. No disappointments. Contact me for more information or to come by to see it in person. It's located in Eureka Springs, Arkansas and because it's so heavy, I really don't want to ship it.
I can also service and repair your Selectric. Simple repairs to full overhauls and rebuilds. Parts for Selectrics also available.