Maybe interesting toy in junk shop...
cisin at xenosoft.com
Sat Jul 2 22:08:13 CDT 2016
On Sat, 2 Jul 2016, Bill Sudbrink wrote:
> I was poking around a junk shop that I visit from time
> to time and I saw a toy. It didn't really strike me as
> that interesting when I saw it but I've been wondering
> about it since I left the place this morning. The
> thing was mostly red plastic with a cardboard bottom. It
> had a two-prong AC cord and a four prong "old fashioned"
> telephone jack. It had two big buttons and a spool of
> paper tape mounted on the front. The tape was about 1/4
> inch wide. I call it a toy because it had that sort of
> feel about it. It was not clearly labeled as such. It
> was also styled in a way that suggested late 1960s to me.
> The whole thing was the size of a small shoe box. I
> can't find anything like it in google searches. I wonder
> if it might have some early modem like device in it. Does
> this description "ring a bell" with anyone?
an auto-dialer for an alarm system?
Was it punched tape (used as ROM)?
or blank tape with some sort of marker?
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