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Don't know how to load and string the ribbon on an ibm selectric

What is the proper procedure for replacing the ribbon on an IBM Selectric?

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  • mrsins1226 Apr 06, 2009

    I need help with the IBM Selectra III- How do you load the new correctable ribbon?

  • Dick O Reilly May 11, 2010

    Is it a selectric I, II or III? Is it a correctable ir fabric ribbon?

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Selectric III has two different ribbons the selectric II ribbon tha the ribbon guides are part of the macine and the "bicycle" ribbon that has the guides bilt into the ribbon. to replace the "bicycle" ribbon move pull the red lever on the right toward you, drop the ribbon in turn the knob a few times in the direction of the arrows, move the red lever back done.
The other style move the lever, drop the ribbon in, be sure the ribbon is left of the slacker finger sticking up on the left,thread it tru the guides, turn the knob inthe direction of the arrows, move red lever back,done.

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I have instruction manuals for the Selectric I, II and III in pdf format. I you would like me to email it to you send me your email address to ibm_typewriter_freak@msn.com and I will send it to you.

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I have two "as new" IBM Selectric III Operation Instruction manuals. Are they saleable??

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