Fair price and ways to find a teletype
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Wed Oct 14 00:23:25 CDT 2015
On 10/13/2015 11:14 PM, Randy Dawson wrote:
> Hi Brad,
> I want to answer this, because it is going to entail a lot more than you expect.
> An ASR 33 cost me 1,700 from great guy Wane Durkee, teletypeparts.com.
> He refurbished the whole machine, a complete work-over and it is beautiful. He made a custom case to ship it to me.
> This is a very delicate mechanical device. In spite of the fabulous shipping crate, the bolts installed to secure the printer, the shipping guys let us down.
> The thing had very rough handling, sheared off the shipping bolts, the printer was totally shook up and Wayne and I are working on it to bring it back.
> You need to understand, and be prepared for handling a mechanical marvel, that there are virtually no replacement parts. You will have to be pretty good with your hands, have tools and a shop. This is a totally mechanical device, and the innovation in it, how it works is so clever you will not get it without some help.
> Lots of patience, and when things go wrong (they will) you will need the perseverance to stick with it.
> Mine is printing OK. It does not read the keyboard correctly because of the shake up. Stuff was bent (here is answerback key) and I hope to claim success shortly.
Also for reading in paper tape, a high speed punch and paper tape reader
is often wanted.
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