TV Typewriter Cover Unit location?

Brad unclefalter at
Tue Oct 13 10:52:14 CDT 2015

Cool, Jay!  Was your keyboard one of the 40 or so that Don re-assembled and
offered?  Or is it still in stock form?

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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jay Jaeger
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 8:29 AM
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Subject: Re: TV Typewriter Cover Unit location?

On 10/12/2015 5:12 PM, Brad wrote:
> I'm currently working on a replica of Don Lancaster's prototype TV 
> Typewriter (pic here:
> ssu7yy
> ujf.jpg.html?o=0 )  and I was wondering - does anyone know where the 
> unit that appeared on the cover (with the more refined keyboard) ended 
> up?  I've asked around, including Don and nobody seems to know where it
got to.
> I'm also wondering if anyone knows a source that might have the 
> keytops that unit used or something close (I understand they were made 
> by Mechanical Enterprises).  I've enough parts here to build two or 
> three TVTs and I thought after I get the prototype replica done I 
> might go for the cover unit, esp. if it no longer exists anymore.  But 
> I understand those keytops were kind of a one off deal for that article.

I actually have one of those funky keyboards shown in the link quoted above
on that I acquired around the time of the article for my TVT
- but this is not what was shown on the cover page of the magazine, as later
posts have pointed out.

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