From this rather boring beige…
To This. “The Red Ryder” 1979 IBM Correcting Selectric II
I didn’t know that Smith-Corona had a special name for these tan, Samsonite-like typewriter cases, which I normally see 5TE Electrics in. Sometimes you find manual Super-5’s in ’em, though, and this one at MTE still had it’s key and instruction booklet attached.
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Wow … I didn’t know you could remove the frame from the Holiday case. It’s really a good design.
And that is one gonzo Selectric.
Nice job with the Selectric.
So this is what it looks like, I thought you posted a Selectric with invisible keys on the database.
That looks good enough to put a bullet through
Red Selectrics sell for more on ebay for some reason. I guess it’s because they didn’t make that many and red just makes a statement compared to the bland colors most were made in. I’ve been thinking about changing the colors on a couple I have to see if they would sell better.
Probably would. Selectrics look a lot better with some other color than Beige on them, and you know how easy they are to strip for painting. It’s an easy spruce-up job that makes a world of difference in how saleable they are. (:
May be the Hunter S. Thompson connection as well
I do say I gained some respect for Johnny Depp’s acting chops for his performance as Hunter S. whilst one-armed toting around a Selectric II and a glass of Wild Turkey. That suckah is *heavy* and Johnny is not a large fellow.