A Selectric printer...

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun Nov 22 22:05:09 CST 2015

There are a couple of Yahoo groups for Selectric Typewriters and some have
the docs for the IO selectrics.
On Nov 22, 2015 6:51 PM, "Mike Ross" <tmfdmike at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have an I/O Selectric device which is badged as, and was originally, an
> IBM 2970 Reservation Terminal.
> For better or worse, it was one of those bought up in the late 1970s by a
> company called 'Western I/O", based out of Scottsdale Arizona. They
> converted them for home use. One version used a Motorola 6800 to make a
> nifty-sounding terminal with selectable baud rates etc. I appear to have
> the 'other' version; a cheap and nasty printer-only conversion with some
> form of parallel port.
> Anybody else got one? Docs about them? Parts? Schematics? I'd like to get
> hold of one of the 'proper' terminal conversion versions... Must be some
> squirreled away in garages!
> Alternatively, any doc on the original 2970? There's an incredible dearth
> of information about what we're once very common devices...

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