- Sep 2, 2002Thanks everyone for the help with the adhesive tape.
I have another question.
I bought the following to restore more as a challenge and was wondering
if anyone has used one. It is a Fairchild Scan-a-Graver made by Fairchild
Graphic Equipment in Plainview, NY. It has not been made for a long time
and Fairchild no longer exists. It was used by newspapers to make heat
engraved halftone plastic plates. You put the image around one side of a
drum scanner and wrapped the plastic plate around the other cylinder an
then engaged the burner. It uses vacuum tubes and canister electrolytic
I was told it ran 10 years ago before it was stored in a barn. I am
trying to track down the schematics from the patent office and am having
a real ordeal tracking down replacement tubes and capacitors. By looking
at the mechanics of the thing I have a guess as to how it ran but would
love to hear from someone who has actually used one.
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