mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Feb 13 15:49:56 CST 2007
On Feb 13, 2007, at 12:40 PM, 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)?
They're not a part of my "collection" per se, as I use them fairly
frequently for work purposes, but I've got two HP pen plotters here,
7550A and 7570A. I also have a 7090A Measuring Plotter, which is
basically an oscilloscope with pens instead of a CRT. It's a damn
I've got a 7475A in the closet but it hasn't been powered up in a
decade...I suppose I'd consider that a part of my vintage collection.
I had a Calcomp 565 plotter on a PDP-8/e a very long time ago, but
it seems to have disappeared from my friend's basement where I left
it (no choice) many years ago. I'd very much like to find another
one but I'm not holding my breath.
Port Charlotte, FL
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