IBM 3101-12 ASCII terminal - need fuse holder

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Fri Jan 29 12:27:42 CST 2016

On Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM, Jon Elson <elson at> wrote:
> On 01/28/2016 10:28 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
>> I was just gifted with an IBM 3101-12 ASCII terminal...
> I'd open up the case and see if you can find out who made the whole fuse
> holder assembly.  Lots of outfits made "fancy" fuse holders that were
> different entirely for visual appeal.  Or, just browse through the Digi-Key
> or other catalogs and try to find a fuse holder that fits the opening in the
> case.  I'm sure it was NOT a custom IBM part.

It's not a custom IBM part, but it is an uncommon one.  As mentioned
earlier today, it appears to be a Littlefuse series 348.  I've ordered
a replacement.

>> Also, I found only a little info on it from Googling...
> It definitely has cursor positioning commands.  I ran one on a CP/M system,
> and added in the cursor and other commands on a configurable editor and used
> it for some time.

After my initial post, I did find a mention of positionable cursor and
such in some docs on Bitsavers and Manx.


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