semi-OT: free old color printer
- See thread below. Free to a good home.
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Subject: RE: old color printer Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 02:44:06 -0400 From: FONEBONE <XFONEBONEX@...> To: 'Evan Koblentz' <evan@...>
HI Evan -Steve here Fonebone@... The price is free- I got the unit from a forty year ATT tech that just couldn't throw this color printer into a dumpster as directed. He stored the unit for five years before giving the unit to me. I stored the unit for 8 years because I just couldn't throw it into a dumpster. The unit shows no damage or corrosion and I have a spare ribbon But I have never fired the printer up. True, the printer is not antique but rather a large advance in color dot matrix printing technology- A twin unit ATT model 477 was used at a trade show to print a dot matrix "picture" captured on a video camera to demonstrate the printer's capabilities .Quite a hit for the attendees. Anyhow ,The price is free because I don't want to junk the machine if I can find it a home. If anybody is interested in hardware hacking and graphics this is a true gem. I also have the paper feed guides. I used to have the chrome paper receiver basket but I can't locate it. Again-the price is free- -Act today and receive absolutely free a brand new spare printer ribbon at no cost. --Steve BTW I live in NW new Jersey for easy pick up or delivery locally. P.S. I just found the quick and user manuals ! RE -----Original Message----- From: Evan Koblentz [mailto:evan@...] Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 12:15 AM To: ed Cc: FONEBONE; oth@... Subject: Re: old color printer Hello fonebone-- Thank you for considering us. This isn't museum material (too new) but I'll forward it to our mailing list. Perhaps a member can use it. Asking price?
> Hi Fonebone, > > The AT&T Model 477 color dot-matrix printer was a high-end machinethat cost
> $1695 in 1988 dollars(!) I found this info in an archived PC Worldarticle
> >http://books.google.com/books?id=DD8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PT46&lpg=PT46&dq=at%26t +model+477+color+printer&source=bl&ots=BWk0QaWJvs&sig=nZF4tmNn9p5pfPyLcg Gr6cQ54x8&hl=en&ei=bbOxSvqjF9yvtgeo_7DWBw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result& resnum=3#v=onepage&q=&f=false
> > I don't know if the Vintage Computer Festival people want it or not,but I'm
> forwarding it to their east coast director, Evan Koblentz. > > Thanks for thinking of them. > > Cheers, > > -bernieS > > > > Quoting FONEBONE<FONEBONE@...>: > > >> I have an old COLOR printer-- FREE >> I have an old color printer ATT model 477 that was given by the >> president of ATT to his church to useThis unit uses >> a three color ribbon that I also have- >> >> If the antique computer collectors want it -it;s theirs >> Please let me know ASAP before it goes out to the curb -thanks -sreve >>