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  1. Excellent! This will serve as a great fixed resource for future typewriter enthusiasts and historians.

  2. Ah-hah! Just what I was looking for last night.

  3. This is a great reference. I know if I ever get a Selectric I will be visiting this post often.
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. This reference works for all the Selectrics, 88 character machines (Selectric 1/2/Composer) and 96 characters (Selectric III). (:

  4. Ted, I just obtained a GP Typing Element Handbook that is dated 11/82. At the bottom of the front cover it says “DSG is now GP Technologies, Inc.”

    So DSG was the predecessor of GP.

    1. Interesting. That must have just happened in oct/nov of ’82 then, because this catalog is also dated 1982 :D

  5. Anyone know how these balls were manufactured? Might be an interesting process to review.

  6. How can I contact the owner of this site?

    “I would guess that DSG is what GP turned into later in it’s history”

    What is “GP”? DSG was founded in the early 70s and sold in 1982 to PaperMate which was a division of Gillete at the time.

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