IBM Selectric Typewriter Golf Ball Filmed in Slow Motion

The IBM Hursley Museum in Hampshire, England has captured slow motion footage showing how a classic IBM Selectric typewriter and its iconic typeball element (“golf ball”) function.

Slow motion of IBM Selectric in operation showing how the golf ball spins around to select the correct letter to hit the page.

via Boing Boing

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