IBM Selectric Typewriter Teardown

If you are above the age of thirty, it is a safe bet your Mother and/or Father have worked with or on these classic machines that changed the industry.

This super sharp 300dpi, high-resolution print is the perfect accent for any home office.

Own a piece of tech history. Makes a great gift for both Father’s and Mother’s Day or that special mechanical key enthusiast in your life.

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The Anatomy of an Electric Typewriter.

Practically the iPhone of it’s time, this iconic typewriter with it’s groundbreaking removable type ball gave the user the ability to change fonts with a few snaps. Thomas Watson Jr. called it “the most totally distinct invention we’ve ever made as a company.” I took apart a classic IBM Selectric typewriter to create a poster for publication on IBM’s master brand social platforms. After many hours of careful deconstructing, cleaning nearly every oily piece and laying them down on a 4’x8′ sheet of paper covered plywood, I took this photo from above. (It was actually two photos of the top and the bottom that I composed into one image. )This was project published digitally back when I was an employee.

Here is a little video about this amazing piece of technology: IBM Selectric Typewriter & its digital to analogue converter


***Frames are for presentation purposed only. Not included.***

12″ x 18″ 20″ x 30″ 24″ x 36″
Width, in 12.00 20.00 24.00
Length, in 18.00 30.00 36.00


Made with museum-grade paper (175gsm fine art paper), these posters translate any digital artwork into exquisite real life décor. Available in multiple sizes, each poster is printed with top-tier pigmented archival inks for a stunning end result.

  • 175 gsm fine art paper
    Multiple sizes
    Matte finish
    For indoor use
    Due to the production process of these posters, please allow for slight size deviations with a tolerance +/- 1/16″.


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