chain printer speed?

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Wed Jun 14 18:36:40 CDT 2006

On 6/15/2006 at 12:05 AM Roger Holmes wrote:

>Was it because of poor maintenance? My drum printer has not actually  
>printed anything for a decade or more, though as of April it can now feed
>instead of making burningsmells from the sprag magnet solenoids.

I think the old Univac drum printers were just sub-par.  My experience with
the CDC 501 showed some waviness, but not an annoying amount, unless there
was a sticky hammer.  But it was pretty easy to tell the difference between
501 drum and 512 train printer output.


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