Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: stuff that needs to go, can bring to Festivus
- On 12/03/2012 06:24 PM, s100doctor wrote:
>> IBM Selectric Composer. Fascinating mechanical auto-justifyingThat's not what this is. This is an auto-justifying electric
>> typewriter from the Selectric family. This is about as high-tech
>> as mechanical stuff gets. Unknown operating condition. Give me
>> something in trade for this, or $50. I've offered this to a family
>> friend who is a typewriter collector, so it is subject to prior
> I know what this is. In the old days, people connected relays and
> solenoids to these and turned them into printers. I don't have space
> or priority for this, so it's good a collector has an interest.
typewriter, marketed as a "typesetter", from the mid-60s. Its output is
beautiful. (though I've not powered up this particularl one) There's a
nice descriptive page about it here:
>> Apple Personal LaserWriter LS. This is a very small 4PPM 300DPISure thing. I'm pretty sure this is the QuickDraw model.
>> laser printer based on the Canon LX engine. It is in mint
>> condition, the plastic isn't even yellowed. It worked the last
>> time it was powered up, which was several years ago. I will not
>> cry if I end up keeping this, so I'm looking to get $50 for it.
> Well, I sell these myself at prices not much more than that. The LS
> is not the Postscript model I think, but if the controller is on a
> removable tray it can be upgraded. Failure modes are the power supply
> and the scanner motor (it spins up like a jet engine and the printer
> never readys). i suppose, Dave, I can send a customer your way when
> my Mac customers ask me for some Mac laser printer.
> Speaking of Mac and Apple.....if you have some ancient AppleI'm generally hanging onto low-capacity SCSI drives for other systems
> Macintosh SCSI hard drives, bring a box of them along. We can power
> them up and listen to them spin and seek. I'd buy them on those terms
> of testing, my "ear" knows how drives "talk"....That applies to
> anyone else of course. Non-Apple SCSI drives...well, if they are
> under 1GB or so and simple SCSI-1 and not three inches tall, I may
> have an interest. No IDE's of course.
here, but I'll see what I've got.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA