3M silentwriter model 1483?

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Thu Dec 3 02:32:31 1998

On Dec 2, 21:45, Sam Ismail wrote:
> Subject: Re: 3M silentwriter model 1483?
> On Wed, 2 Dec 1998 cdrmool_at_interlog.com wrote:
> > Anyone know the story behind this? Its a small keyboard connected to a
> > small thermal paper printer. It has an old 70's style phone jack
> > (at least the kind we used in Ontario Canada) coming out the back of
> > printer. My father who found it says he thinks its one of the early
> > devices used by the deaf. I think it was probably just a simple
> > terminal.
> Does this have a light brown and white motif? Keys are brown? I have a
> picture of this in a data processing book I just picked up that shows a
> woman typing on it. She doesn't look blind. There's also an
> coupled modem attached with a phone handset plug into it.

They were quite popular in the late 70's/early 80's as dial-up terminals in
places like libraries. Ours had one to access the Dialog database.

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Thu Dec 03 1998 - 02:32:31 GMT

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