Recovery adventure - Re: Unidentified DEC gear available, NSW-AU
alexandre.tabajara at gmail.com
Thu Mar 3 00:10:14 CST 2016
2016-03-02 23:08 GMT-03:00 Pete Lancashire <pete at petelancashire.com>:
> If you (or anyone here) has never worked on a teleprinter (Teletype or
> other make) please please please ask someone experienced. If not one can
> and many time has happened is all plastic parts of which there are many in
> a 32/33 and few in a 28/35/37 can be destroyed.
> Having said that, if you end up with a 35, join the mailing list called
> "greenkeys". Greenkeys is slang for teleprinter 'nuts' and the name
> comes from the color of the keycaps in later Teletype machines.. And some
> on the list can give good advice, some not so much. There are members who's
> job was to service these beasts. I have had machines brought to me that
> were basically destroyed and would have
> been easy fixes if left alone before hand.
> Please never turn one on unless they have been checked out.
> Sorry to butt-in but hate to see them get messed up.
> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 3:49 PM, Christian Gauger-Cosgrove <
> captainkirk359 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2 March 2016 at 17:50, <steven at malikoff.com> wrote:
> > > The I/O for the machine was (I believe) an ASR-35 the bigger brother to
> > the ASR-33. I couldn't take it, it was
> > > wedged in behind the other racks and I had only a limited amount of
> > to load the equipment before I had to
> > > head back interstate to home. I did not see any sign of the optional
> > Selectrics shown in the brochure, as I
> > > would definately have liked to have found those if I could have! I
> > think this machine had them, only the
> > > ASR-35, as no printout I found appeared to be done by a Selectric.
> > >
> > You definitely want that 35ASR. They're absolute tanks, and you could
> > probably bring it back up with a bit of oil and grease from its
> > current state (I exaggerate somewhat).
> > The Model 35 series of Teletypes just isn't as common as the Model 33
> > machines (though I think the "rarest" 35 right now is either the 35KSR
> > or 35RO; with the 35ASR being more common). They are definitely
> > worthwhile to have, since their mechanism is more robust and sturdy
> > than the mechanism of the Model 33, since the Model 35 is based on the
> > older (5-bit) Model 28 mechanisms (extended to 8-bit).
> > Cheers,
> > Christian
> > --
> > Christian M. Gauger-Cosgrove
> > STCKON08DS0
> > Contact information available upon request.
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