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 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.

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 Load a Typewriter Ribbon?

Typewriters are the word-processing work-horses of yore. Their decline has mainly been due to the advent of electronic word-processing. However, some people still use typewriters for various reason... Read More »