Unknown 1970 Tapedrive
t.gardner at computer.org
Tue Apr 30 13:17:49 CDT 2019
The Sangamo Electric Co <http://sangamoncountyhistory.org/wp/?p=1410> . manufactured electrical meters, time switches and sonar and radio equipment, among other items, in Springfield, IL from the 1890s until 1978.
If your US house is old enough u might still have one of their meters on the wall
The device is either an instrumentation or an audio recorder, see: https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/SILNMAHTL_16729
From: jos [mailto:jos.dreesen at greenmail.ch]
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:28 AM
To: Chuck Guzis via cctalk
Subject: Re: Unknown 1970 Tapedrive
On 29.04.19 22:28, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote:
> On 4/29/19 12:56 PM, Jos Dreesen via cctalk wrote:
>> 1970, also all TTL is dated 1969 or 1970.
> That would fit right in with a key-tape scheme. Can you tell if the
> capstan motor is a stepper?
I put up some more pics (Tapehead & capstan drive). It does not use stepper.
It seems it was made by US firm Sangamo, as is etched in some of the PCB's
In view of the head's condition I will not persue this further.
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