Selectric "Golf Ball" print head

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Date Introduced
1965
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
1 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Output; Blickensderfer; printer
Object ID
102626690

The Selectric’s iconic “golf ball” print head, with carbon-film ribbon, produced excellent text. Interchangeable balls offered many character sets — a feature first offered in the 1893 Blickensderfer Typewriter!