Computer paint jobs (was Re: SOL feeding frenzy?)

From: Barry A. Watzman <>
Date: Wed Dec 16 17:04:07 1998

This may or may not be a description of your situation, but when I worked at Heath/Zenith, we bought "Gold" floppy disk drives directly from the manufacturers of the drives (Shugart, Tandon, etc.) that were painted gold for use as duplicators in producing the commercially sold software (operating systems, languages and applications). These were hand-calibrated drives with essentially perfect alignment. Not saying that this is what you have, but it is possible.

Barry Watzman

From: Bill Sudbrink []
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 1998 10:39 AM
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: RE: Computer paint jobs (was Re: SOL feeding frenzy?)

In one of the Ohio Scientific C2's I have, the face
plate of one of the 8 inch floppies has been painted
gold! The rest of the unit was classic tan/brown
and the guy I got it from had no idea why.
Received on Wed Dec 16 1998 - 17:04:07 GMT

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