3581RE: [midatlanticretro] OTish: Selectric typewriter available
- Jun 14, 2006Most people just call him "Ray", not Boyd.... fyi....
From: Jim Scheef [mailto:jscheef@...]
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2006 10:58 AM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] OTish: Selectric typewriter available
I agree it would be a nice addition sitting next to the keypunch. Can you
bring it to InfoAge?
--- BOYD BORRILL <b.r.borrill@ sbcglobal. net> wrote:
> Kelly, If you unload that one I have another. However, Minealready has the
> modifications and controller/translat or box toconnect it to a parallel
> port, and it still functions as a wide crriage,correcting Selectric. Sold
> A BUNCH OF THEM BACK WHEN IT WAS A MATRIXPRINTR, DAISY-WHELL PRINTER, THIS
> OR NOTHING. PRINTS 15 CHARACTERS PERSECOND AND USES A STANDARD OFFICE
> STYLE PRINT THINBLE. tHE INTERFACE BOXTRNSLATES FROM ASCII TO STANDARD
> SELECTRIC TILT-ROTATE CODES, AND DRIVESTHE SOLINOIDS THAT MAAKE THE
> TILT-ROTATE MECHANISM TO DO THERE THING,PLUS THE SOLINOIDS FOR THE VARIOUS
> FUNCTION KEYS LIKE "INDEX", "TAB","CR/LF, ETC.
> It was given to me by the widow of the guy I sold it to foruse with a
> SOL-20 and an Apple IIE with which he wrote technical booksand manuals. He
> didn't use it much and a friend of mine that servicestypewriters for a
> living told me that it has no more than a few thousndcharacters of use on
> it. Anyone tha wants it can have it for theshipping cost and packaging.
> I'd estimate about $100.00 viaFEDEX/KINKO' s.
> Evan note: It would look great in the
>Leavitt <kelly@catcorner. org> wrote:
> Anyone want one of these lovely beasts? The big, heavybrown
> units. Weighs a ton. Free if you come get it. There wereconversion kits
> for turning them into printers going back quite a fewyears.
> Pioneer Purveyor of Personal Processing Power
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