Lexitron Videotype

sandy hamlet steemer at dslextreme.com
Tue Feb 24 23:39:04 CST 2015

I worked at Lexitron in the early seventies.

The system I worked on was probably an earlier version as it didn't
look as modern as the one in the pictures.
I do remember the huge power supply to power all of the circuit boards
which were loaded with discrete chips like: and, or, nand, and nor
Ther printer was an IBM electric typewriter with a bank of solenoids
mounted above the keyboard.
No microprocessors here!
I'LL search my memorybanks to see if I can remember anything else.

On 2/22/15, Simon Claessen <simski at dds.nl> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I mailed about this last year, and got no response, so here again:
> I'm looking for info on this very strange terminal/wordprocessor from
> the early seventies:
> http://aheckofa.com/FoolMeOnce/MiscScans/EarlyVideoWP400.png
> https://hack42.nl/gallery/v/Museum/DSCF7634.JPG.html
> http://aheckofa.com/FoolMeOnce/MiscScans/Lexitron500.png
> as you see, there is not much info on the web about this very beautiful,
> yet strange beast.
> Unfortunately the picture tube is broken and we are missing the main
> processing unit. It seems that the display used vector graphics as the
> horizontal an vertical are identical in design and the normal raster
> scanning generators are missing. the terminal connected with a 94 pin
> connector to the main unit, being also fed power though this cable.
> anyone
> --
> Met vriendelijke Groet,
> Simon Claessen
> drukknop.nl

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