I can’t help but admire the design and functionality of the IBM Selectric, a groundbreaking typewriter at the time it was introduced in 1961. Its smooth, organic, mid-century curved design  calls up images of the Mad Men secretary pool. The functionality and level of design seems remarkable, even timeless. I came across this non-working gem that somebody had put out with the trash today, and brought it home for a polishing and final photo before returning it to its final resting place (its keys and some parts will find there way into found object art projects).

IBM SelectricIBM Selectric all dressed up for its final photo.
correction-tapeCorrection tape found with the IBM Selectric typewriter