How to Insert the Ribbon Into an IBM Selectric II Typewriter?

Answer While computers and printers have replaced the typewriter for most business applications, some business offices maintain a typewriter for filling out carbon forms and other nonstandard tasks that a... Read More »

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How a Selectric Typewriter Works?

IBM introduced the Selectric typewriter in 1961, the first desktop machine with interchangeable fonts. Instead of a lever raised by each key to strike ribbon against paper on a moving platen, the S... Read More »

How to Buy Typewriter Ribbon Online?

So you have decided that you will get 10 times more writing done every day if you use a typewriter instead of a computer hooked up to the ubiquitous Internet, but your trusty machine of antiquity n... Read More »

Who patented the typewriter ribbon?

George K. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee, patented the first typewriter ribbon in 1886 under the patent number 349,026. The original ribbon was threaded on two spools and made of cotton. The ribbon... Read More »

How to Change a Typewriter Ribbon?

If you own a typewriter you will have to change the ribbon sometimes. If you are not too sure on how to change it read on.