Monroe electromechanical calculators
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 16 16:54:58 CDT 2005
On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 09:21 -0700, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jun 2005, Jules Richardson wrote:
> There's a guy on eBay that sells reproduction service manuals of old
> mechanical and electromechanical calculators.
> He's also got a terrific website here:
Thanks - that looks like a nice site!
We've got 'user' manuals for some of our other Monroe machinces (which
thinking about it are from the days where perhaps they do give
instructions for critical oil points and other useful info).
Unfortunately I haven't found anything for this particular Monroe yet...
> One of the entries so far is the Monroe IQ-213:
> Is this the same as your 8N-3-213 perhaps?
Externally it looks similiar - that one appears to be a slightly later
model (the one I have here has a few less buttons across the bottom). I
expect the 'core' is the same on both machines though. The carriage
certainly looks identical.
I think I'll drop the guy an email and see if he has any tips for
cleaning the mechanism (such as just leaving the whole mechanical bit in
an oil bath for a few weeks or something!). For normal mechanical things
I completely dismantle them, clean / fix individual parts, then
reassemble - but this thing's really a bit *too* complicated for that
approach (without me having experience of working on simpler versions of
such machines first anyway)
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