IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating Keypunch available, Seattle area

Lyle Bickley lbickley at
Mon Feb 10 19:36:05 CST 2020

I forwarded your email to the 1401 Restoration Team at the Computer History

On Mon, 10 Feb 2020 15:34:36 -0800
Josh Dersch via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:

> (resending as this appears to have gotten eaten last time...)
> Hi all --
> As the subject line says I've got an IBM Type 31 Alphabetical Duplicating
> Keypunch sitting in my basement, in the Seattle area.
> It's in well-loved but decent physical condition and appears to be
> completely original.  I have not powered it on (still has the original
> selenium rectifiers in it, for one thing) but mechanically it seems fine.
> No rust or obviously damaged parts, but it's clearly gotten a decent amount
> of use since the 1930s.
> It's really cool but it's not really something I'm interested in keeping --
> if any of you are interested or know someone who is interested, please feel
> free to make an offer.  Due to the size and fragility of the item I don't
> want to ship this thing.
> Pictures are available here:
> Thanks!
> Josh

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