old friend is slimming down the warehouse

Ian Primus ian.primus.ccmp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 24 11:49:29 CDT 2016

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:59 AM, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:

> And terminals in the VT100 family are probably the most difficult to
> ship (closely followed by the VT50 family).

Most definitely. Having dealt with a *lot* of terminals, and had many
of them shipped to me - I have had at least two VT100's broken in
shipping. The problem is that there isn't much holding that upper
housing on, and it gets pretty brittle with age. Even a well packed
one has a good chance of being broken in transit. Other terminals that
are difficult to ship include the Zenith Z19 - the picture tube tends
to break the posts that hold it in - that plastic has gotten kind of

The VT50 series, while big and bulky, is fairly sturdy and shippable,
but the sheer size is a real problem.

I don't even want to think about shipping a VT05. That thing is heavy,
deep, and fragile.


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