Re: [Altair Computer Club] Re: Looking for print impact heads and pad for hammers for 2 ASR-33 Teletypes with Paper tape Reader and Punch
- Here is a link to a doc I made, which has a page about the hammer head replacement PCV size.
From: Kip Koon <computerdoc@...>
To: altaircomputerclub <email@example.com>
Sent: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 2:54 pm
Subject: RE: [Altair Computer Club] Re: Looking for print impact heads and pad for hammers for 2 ASR-33 Teletypes with Paper tape Reader and PunchHi Stephen!I would be most appreciative if you would send me those links for new cylinders. I’ve tried to find them myself on several occasions, but I was never successful. Now that I think about it, I don’t know why I didn’t repair my teletypes years ago! I am so glad that cylinders are still available! By the way, when you say a section of hose, do you mean the common water hose in our backyard we water out flowers with? If so, I surprised that idea never crossed my mind. Now that you mention it, that would find the hammer arm very nicely. That is a clever solution for such an age old problem with teletype hammers! I’m sure I’ve got some old hose aroun d here somewhere. Thank you very much and take care my friend.KipHello Kip, Keep the ASR restoration dream alive. These are the sensory heart and soul of this computing era. I can't imagine doing a demo without one. The most elegant solution I ever saw for hammer pad loss was a section of rubber hose cut to slide over the hammer arm. It's a solution so simple and yet robust enough to embarrass the factory designers.if you would like me to forward a list of the places I last saw cylinders for sale, I can send those to you directly. Just ask me.Best regards,StephenStephen A. ArnettCanton MI 48188 USA