Tektronix 31 was Re: New toy!!!

From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_netsync.net>
Date: Mon Jul 12 21:36:06 1999

Upon the date 07:14 PM 7/12/99 -0700, Sellam Ismail said something like:
>On Sun, 11 Jul 1999, Joe wrote:
>> OK, all you guys with Tek 31s out there. What color are they supposed to
>> be? Mine is black but there is blue paint showing through the scratchs on
>> the case. The only pictures that I have of them are black and white so I
>> can't tell what color they're supposed to be.
>The ones Hans and I got are a deep blue. No paint. Its the original

The one on Mr. Bensene's site and mine are the same: Tektronix Blue. Indeed
this is the color which yours and Hans' would be Sellam. Apparently, ESCO
had Tek paint their OEM versions black (or did it themselves.) as noted on
Joe's ESCO unit.

>> The front panel where the Tektronix 31 name is supposed to be doesn't
>> look like it was repainted but there's no logo on mine. Instead there is a
>> red and white medalion that says "Survey 31/300" and "ESCO". The medalion
>> appears to be smaller than the original Tek logo so I don't think it's
>> covering up the logo.
>I don't remember that much detail.

Perhaps Tek provided the front panel without the Tek logo silkscreened on.
Either they or ESCO slapped the ESCO medalion onto the panel.

>> Do any of you have overlays for the LH keyboard? I have two, one is
>> plastic and was made by ESCO. The other is aluminium and was made by
>> Tektronix and says that it's a User Definable Overlay but someone (ESCO?)
>> has painted titles into all the blocks. Both overlays are marked up for
>> survey work.
>One of ours has an overlay but I can'r remember if it is plastic or not.
>It does have spots for custom buttons I believe.

Hmmm, I don't think mine has an overlay but I can check. It's buried behind
a LOT of stuff I had to hurredly cram into the house when our old house
suddenly sold in mid-May. (Thank God I've _finally_ just got everything
out of that place. What a job _that_ was!)

Regards, Chris
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