Fair price and ways to find a teletype

tony duell ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Oct 14 08:43:41 CDT 2015

> Also for reading in paper tape, a high speed punch and paper tape reader
> is often wanted.

Yes, IMHO the ASR33 reader is an interesting thing to have, but it's only
10cps, and it is not kind to the tapes. A good capstan-fed optical
paper tape reader will do between 300 and 1000cps [1] and will not
damage the tapes. Well worth trying to track one down as well as
the Teletype

[1] I have a soft spot for Trend paper tape readers. I have several
HSR500s (bidirectional, 500cps) and UDR700s (unidirectional, 700
cps). The nice thing about them is that the automatically set the 
read threshold level, they can thus work with partically transparent
tape, are unaffected by changed in the lamp brightness and are 
a doddle to set up.


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