I see IBM Selectrics for $5 and $10 in the Goodwill and Sally Ann stores all the time and try and
check them out. usually there's no ribbon or something is jammed up..if I ever find a working one I'll
grab it because I sure can't get repairs and cleanup done on mine for that price.
About the only thing I need a typewriter for these days is to address Fedex labels (I know, they're
available online as well). Major mess when the keys skip or jam and you're trying to type in a long
address or account number.
Tom Fine wrote:
> This is a bit off-topic, but I figure audio collectors cross-collect all sorts of things and some
> may still use a manual typewriter for labels or index cards.
> I have a couple of old manual typewriters here. Both work but both could use new ribbons. One is a
> classic Royal "typing class" model. The other is a Remington Signal Corps model with all caps and
> wide carriage. Real-deal Army surplus.
> Too heavy and bulky to pack up, so pick up only in the metro NYC area.
> Please ping off-list if interested. Bulk pickup day is just around the corner ... so they won't be
> around here for long.
> -- Tom Fine