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IBM Selectra III typewriter

My typewriter (above) ribbon is being chewed by the typewriter. I think maybe it is sticking to the correction ribbon. Any ideas as to how to stop this?

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There are two different ribbons for selectric III T/W's. One has the ribbon guides as part of the cassette the other the guides are part of the machine.
Be sure the ribbon and L/Oare installed properly and the ribbon is winding on the take up spool properly (counter clock wise) and if the guides are in the machine id to the left if thr white slacker finger just L. of the ribbon also be sure the L/O tape is behind the black seperation finger and the ribbon is in front of it (just to the rt. of the opening in the plastic card holder).

DickyO

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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