Instead of Ball typewriter set of traditional typebars like the ones used by other typewriters, IBM introduced a type element that looked like a small ball. To change the font, users simply change out the IBM Selectric ball for one with a different font.
Since the typewriter is electric, typing on it is easier than typing on a manual typewriter. The keys respond rapidly, without requiring a hard strike from each finger. Since the ribbon has the uptake and supply spools in the same cartridge, there Ball typewriter no Ball typewriter of tangling the ribbon when changing it.
Buyers who are looking for that authentic typewriter experience find it with the IBM Selectric. With the wide network of reliable sellers on eBay, you can find everything you need to keep your Selectric running for a long time to come.
All keys tested and work 2 keys were sticking but freed up. The lettering seems to be to Ball typewriter together as pictured on paper. So could use some minor fixing or adjusting.