ASR-33 (was Re: Selling Calcomp 565 plotter)

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 15:55:50 CST 2010


On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 4:51 PM, Ian King <IanK at vulcan.com> wrote:
>> That reminds me -- saw a complete ASR-33 w/pedestal mount in an antique
>> store in Seattle over the weekend...
>
> He came, he shopped, he scored!  This machine is now in its new home at the Living Computer Museum.  It's in beautiful cosmetic shape and is surprisingly clean inside, showing evidence of low hours.  The only issue with the machine is that its keyboard is stuck and needs to be lubricated - SOP, according to our resident expert.

Nicely done!  I've done a little ASR-33 maintenance over the years -
cleaning, lubricating (with real oil!) and a few specific adjustments
take care of many common issues.  I've only rarely had to do more
(like replace the hammer pad after it turns into a gooey jellybean).

> We plan to hook this up to the PDP-8/e we have on the exhibit floor.

Cool.  Pictures?!?

-ethan



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