On the Emulation of TU58s

Mark J. Blair nf6x at nf6x.net
Tue Jun 16 14:52:36 CDT 2015

> On Jun 16, 2015, at 12:46 , tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> For something even madder, look at the design of the original Radio Shack 'Line Printer' which was
> actually a Centronics something-pr-other (733?). This thing (which is not a line printer at all) has a belt 
> running across the chassis with a motor continuously driving it (a shaded pole motor I think). Solenoids 
> on the printhead carriage grab the top or bottom run of the belt depending on which way the carriage 
> is to move.

Is that the same screwball printer that has a metal platen spinning behind the paper with horizontal raised lines on it, and a single vertical striker in the printhead that strikes at the moment when the platen and striker intersect at the desired X/Y location of the dot to be printed? I've considered buying one just to hear what it sounds like.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at nf6x.net>

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