Teletype 43

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Mon May 22 15:20:27 CDT 2017

On 05/22/2017 10:44 AM, Jim Brain via cctalk wrote:

> I know it's not considered a "true" teletype, because it's
> essentially a little uC, a KB, and a little dot matrix printer, but I
> will wear the stigma of shame of not owning a "proper" mechanical
> model 33.  I got home last night, and the unit fires up and works
> (well, in local mode. Docs claim it is rs232 out the back, but could
> not coax anything from my PC to it yet), though the ribbon has seen
> better days.  I used a bit of WD-40 to free up the ink, and so things
> are legible now.

It's still pretty significant. In particular, I was a fan of the
Dataspeed Model 40 line pritners.  A tractor-feed band line printer,
that, IIRC, could run at about 150 LPM, but fit on a tabletop.


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