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In article <200512291554.10904.rtellason at blazenet.net>,
"Roy J. Tellason" <rtellason at blazenet.net> writes:
> The Juki 6100 is a daisywheel, does anybody consider these worth anything
> these days? I have a couple of them in storage that I've been considering
> scrapping out, *BIG* ones. One is a daisywheel (I forget the make/model)
> and the other a NEC Spinwriter (uses a "thimble" rather than a daisywheel but
> it's the same basic idea).
> These worth anything to anybody?
I guess its not strictly a "daisy wheel" since it uses the IBM
selectric ball type element, but I used to print my "letter quality"
documents on an IBM selectric typewriter style thingy that operated at
134.5 baud. It felt *painfully* slow even though I was accustomed to
300 baud serial terminals on an acoustic coupler style modem. I also
remember it being *very* heavy, like 100+ lbs.
<http://www.multicians.org/mga.html> describes an IBM 2741 as being
part of a desk, but the unit I remember was a tabletop model. Not
exactly "portable", but it could be moved like a typewriter. (Even a
regular Selectric typewriter is heavy!)
If the 2741 is what I'm remembering (the number sounds correct), I
would love to add one to my collection!
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