What to look for in a Model 33 Teletype - a newb's buyer's guide?
drlegendre at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 01:15:57 CST 2014
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On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:59 AM, Paul Anderson <useddec at gmail.com> wrote:
> Where are you located? I have an extra 33 in Illinois.
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 12:53 AM, drlegendre . <drlegendre at gmail.com>
> > I've gone off the Deep End and now I just have to re-have a Teletype
> > 33.. I feel awful about what became of the junker I bought for $15 when I
> > was a 13 year-old and wish I still had it today, so I could fix it and
> > it to use.
> > So what should a mentally-challenged guy like myself be looking for, in a
> > Model 33 - preferably an ASR model with the paper tape reader?
> > What does and doesn't go bad? Are there any serious game-changing,
> > show-stopping or buzz-killing issues that effectively render one of these
> > units as a parts donor? What differences exist between the various
> > ASR-model units, as they progress through the years? What does one look
> > - and more importantly, what to avoid?
> > And one more - how do you differentiate a 20mA current-loop model from a
> > 'standard' RS-232 model? Can you tell from the rear panel, or do you need
> > to go under the hood?
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