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IBM Selectric III Typewriter Ribbon help

Hello, can you help me with my ribbon problem?
Unfortunately when I went to Staples to replace this ribbon I gave them the original and they sold me the wrong tape. When I went to get the old one back, it had been thrown out! The new tape that I ordered does not fit at all. On the box it states: LEXMARK 210 Correctable Ribbon Cassette. It is nothing like the original ribbon. The serial # on my machine is 6705 46 878 (or 676). Thank you in advance.

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There are two different ribbons for the selectric III one has the ribbon lift guides built into the ribbon the other the guides are part of the typewriter. The first is a General Ribbon T=387 the other is a G.R. T-385.

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DickyO

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