HP DraftMaster I

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_intellistar.net>
Date: Tue Aug 31 19:37:10 1999

At 02:47 PM 8/31/99 -0700, Jim wrote:
>On Tue, 31 Aug 1999, Joe wrote:
>> At 01:25 AM 8/31/99 -0500, Doug wrote:
>> >Hi,
>> >
>> >I thought I'd break in amongst all the big-brained stuff about part
>> >design and announce to the world that I've garbage-picked a Hewlett
>> >Packard DraftMaster I (7595A).
>> >
>> >It went downhill really well, so I'm considering entering it in next
>> >year's Soap Box Derby.
>I hope you are kidding... B^}
>> >I used to work as a CAD operator at one of the big engineering firms in
>> >downtown Montreal, so this is a cool find.
>> Yes, they're NICE plotters. Unfortunately, everyone is throwing them out
>> and replacing them with ink jets. I rescued two of them but couldn't
>> even give them away.
>Now that is sad... I have a few plotters in my collection, including a
>7586B unit with the roll feed option.

   <lots of rememberances snipped>

   I have a couple of HP 7550s. They're real work horses! I have one connected to my PC via RS-232. Win 3.1 even has drivers for it. It's great fun to write letters in different colors and then watch it "write" them all out in multiple colors! Of course it only handles vectors so it's no good for printing pictures and the like. I also have a bunch of old HP 7221s, 7225s, and 9772s including a couple of them with the paper feed roll options to go with my old HP calculators. They're nice plottes but they're all big and heavy. The ones with the roll paper feed are absolutely huge!

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