'Classic' typewriter?

From: Max Eskin <maxeskin_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Sun May 3 11:26:35 1998

I once saw one of these w/CRT and two floppy drives at a thrift store.
It looked quite old ;) I tried it out, coudn't really tell how to
use it, and didn't bother to take it. The thing on the screen looked
a bit vi-like. Another thing that's more complicated than it should
> Yes, you read correctly. One of the local thrift stores turned up a
>'MemoryWriter 630' for all of $8.00. Since I was in the market for
>something to fill out forms with, and curious about the MW series in
>case, I picked it up (with a grunt -- these are not light!).
> It's built very robustly inside, and appears to be based heavily on
>8085 chip. The design and layout resemble (no surprise) the Diablo 630
>series daisywheel terminals. A good vacuuming and a little oiling later
>it works just great. Original manufacture date is around 1984 (based on
>date codes I found on the components).
> No CRT on this one, though I understand that was one option. If anyone
>happens to have a user's guide, accessories, options, or diskettes for
>beast, please let me know.
> Thanks in advance.
>Bruce Lane, Sysop, The Dragon's Cave BBS (Fidonet 1:343/272)
>(Hamateur: WD6EOS) (E-mail: kyrrin_at_jps.net)
>"Our science can only describe an object, event, or living thing in our
>human terms. It cannot, in any way, define any of them..."

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