On 3/24/2013 5:38 AM, Lawrence Wilkinson wrote:
I've been working on an IBM Selectric typewriter
which I bought earlier
in the year. It is the I/O Selectric type 735 which differs from a
normal Selectric in having the solenoids and switches on it to allow it
to be used as a printer and keyboard.
Thanks for that; it really brings back some fond memories. I'm not sure
it was exactly that model, but we had one very similar as the "console
interface" attached to an SDS-910 back in the late 1960's. It might
have been the pin feed model someone else mentioned. The ones we
shipped to the field held up fine, but the few that we kept in the test
department really got beat up because we printed so much of what we read
from the attached OCR system. Seems like we had to
have the IBM repair
guy out to fix one of them every week or so.
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