Siemens T100 Terminal with Paper Tape - Available

Dominique Carlier dce at
Thu Dec 9 04:26:24 CST 2021

dce at

Thanks !


On 9/12/2021 11:21, nico de jong via cctalk wrote:
> Hello Dominique
> If you send me your e-mail address, I can start with sending you the 
> user manual, so you can what the software does
> This software has an interface to, so you can use it for 
> international chats
> It also has a lot of other functions, but it would take too long to 
> list it all here
> Regards
> Nico (OZ1BMC), formerly PTT telegraph operator
> On 2021-12-09 11:14, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote:
>> Oh great ! But a little bit noisy to use like that ;)
>> Well, I'm interested by your software anyway !
>> Dominique
>> On 9/12/2021 11:00, nico de jong via cctalk wrote:
>>> Dominique,
>>> Well, that is in principle very easy.
>>> You need a COM port (or simulator) and a little box converting RS232 
>>> to 50 BPS serial.  Diagrams can be found everywhere. But you could 
>>> also look at This is a (primarily) german "band of 
>>> brothers". They have set up an international of teleprinter users, 
>>> so they can communicate through internet. Nice system, can recommend 
>>> it.
>>> If you have (or get) a special interest in teleprinters, I have the 
>>> software for a teleprinter exchange, also interfacing to
>>> In this way, you can have a complete telegraph office in your living 
>>> room (more likely : a garage....)
>>> 73, Nico
>>> On 2021-12-08 21:29, Dominique Carlier via cctalk wrote:
>>>> The subject interests me because I have the same beast but which 
>>>> only works in local mode. I currently don't know what is required 
>>>> to send text in this monster through a computer
>>>> Below is a link to a video of my machine in action:
>>>> Dominique
>>>> On 8/12/2021 20:52, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote:
>>>>> No, it's 5 bit tape.  2 data bits, transport sprocket holes, 3 
>>>>> data bits -- top to bottom on the reader (right side), left to 
>>>>> right on the punch (left side).
>>>>> DEC PDP-10 systems used six bit code internally but I don't 
>>>>> remember those appearing on punched tape.  The punched tape 
>>>>> machines I have seen with 6 channels are typesetting devices, from 
>>>>> early tape operated Linotype machines (1940s vintage) to 1960s or 
>>>>> 1970s era phototypesetters.  Those are upper/lower case.
>>>>>     paul
>>>>>> On Dec 8, 2021, at 2:23 PM, Mike Katz <bitwiz at> wrote:
>>>>>> I thought I had recalled that Baudot was 5 bits but the paper 
>>>>>> tape is 6 bits across and I don't know of any 6 bit character 
>>>>>> codes except for DECs upper case only character set and even 
>>>>>> their paper tape had 8 bits so I guessed Baudot.
>>>>>> On 12/8/2021 1:16 PM, Paul Koning wrote:
>>>>>>> 5 bit; if it really were 6 bits it would typically be 
>>>>>>> typesetting codes.
>>>>>>> That's a relative of the machine used as console terminal on 
>>>>>>> Dutch Electrologica X8 computers; I recognize the "Iron cross" 
>>>>>>> symbol, the figures shift character on the D key. But some of 
>>>>>>> the other function codes have different labels so it isn't 
>>>>>>> actually the same model.
>>>>>>> The description I have says that the X8 console used CCITT-2, 
>>>>>>> a.k.a., Baudot, code but with the bit order reversed.  And also 
>>>>>>> that it used the all-zeroes code as a printable character rather 
>>>>>>> than as non-printing fill.
>>>>>>>     paul

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