Interesting Facts About the IBM Selectric Typewriter

Facts about the IBM Selectric Typewriter

  • The IBM Selectric was first released to public on July 31, 1961.
  • IBM spent 7 years developing the Selectric typewriter.
  • Designed by Eliot Noyes
  • The IBM Selectric contains over 2800 parts.
  • Selectric II was released in 1971.
  • The Correcting Selectric II was released in 1973.
  • Selectric III was released in 1980.
  • IBM sold over 13 million Selectric typewriters worldwide.
  • IBM retired the Selectric line in 1986, eventually replaced by the electronic IBM Wheelwriter series.