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Re: [PPLetterpress] Fairchild Scan-a-Graver

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  • Silver MayKitten
    For the capacitors try : www.newarc.com www.allied.avnet.com Both have printed catalogs. MayKitten ... ===== Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding? Yours is the
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 3, 2002
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      For the capacitors try :

      www.newarc.com

      www.allied.avnet.com

      Both have printed catalogs.

      MayKitten

      --- HaikuBooks@... wrote:
      > Thanks 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
      > capacitors.
      >
      > 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.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > Dana
      >


      =====
      Pagan, Pagan, what are you finding?
      Yours is the road that winds lonely and far,
      Strange are the shadows that round you come creeping,
      Still through the clouds is the glint of a star!

      From the book, Charge of the Goddess
      BY: Doreen Valiente

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