Escon Microcomputer/Selectric Interface System

Fred Cisin cisin at
Tue Mar 28 15:11:41 CST 2006

1)  IS IT the one from Walnut Creek, CA?

On Tue, 28 Mar 2006, Marvin Johnston wrote:
> Yes, the box is basically a 6502 microprocessor and support chips, and has no
> mechanical connections to the Selectric.

>"the magnets used in the ESCON conversion kits have 55-ohm coils, except
> for the shift magnet which has a 130-ohm coil."
> There were no magnets in this package. I suspect if there was a
> Selectric already prepared with the magnets, it got dumpstered before I
> got a chance to check this stuff out.

that does not seem to be consistent with an electronic only, no mechanical
connection, system

You appear to be missing the other half of it, that connects to the

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