Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:48:53 -0500
From: John Foust <jfoust at threedee.com>
I received a tip about a Flexowriter Selectadata system available
for rescue in southeast Wisconsin.
The unit is a Flexowriter model 2201 with the model 2314 Selectadata
and the metal table. From what I've googled, these are 12 cps, 7-bit
devices. I'll receive pictures later today. It sounds like it's intact,
with full docs, under dust covers, perhaps much like this one:
I had a flexowriter that was at least a full generation newer than that
least judging by the general styling. It needed a procedure about every
or two to free up a bunch of oval-shaped wheels that touched a spinning
drum that looked like a typewriter platen roll. When the oval wheel
dug into the spinning roller it flipped the roller over, driving the type
bars up to the paper. I think the roller got a glaze and the wheels
catch or something. otherwise it worked fairly reliably, and had paper tape
reader and punch.