pen plotters?

Billy Pettit Billy.Pettit at
Tue Feb 13 14:20:55 CST 2007

Richard wrote:

As difficult as it is to find information on vintage terminals, its
even harder to find information on vintage pen plotters.  A pen
plotter was about the only form of graphical output you could expect
to see on a vintage graphics system as film recorders were very

OK, what do you have in your collection(s)?

Have a Calcomp 565 drum pen plotter circa 1963.  Includes manual with
schematics.  And also has someone's home brew interface design to an 8080 on
a paddle board.

Do have a few manuals on other plotters.  Recently found one on a Houston
Instruments plotter.  It'll go to Al the next time we get together.


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