Tektronix 4641 Printer (DEC LA-180)

From: Rick Bensene <rickb_at_bensene.com>
Date: Sun Nov 28 18:10:49 1999

Hi, all,

A friend of mine has dug the following item out of his basement.
It is a free-standing dot-matrix printer, with a 'stand', which
has power supply and (lots of TTL) logic in it. It is a wide-carriage
printer with pin-feed, with single dot-matrix printhead.

It has a label on the front that says Tektronix 4641, but inside the bottom
of the chassis is a sheet that says "Digital Equipment Corporation" and "DEC
LA 180".

Sounds like Tektronix may have OEM'd this printer from DEC.
It appears to have a serial RS-232 interface that is a separate
circuit board that is 'added on' to some kind of parallel

Anyone know anything about this beast? Is it something that
would be worth rescuing?

Thanks, all.

Rick Bensene
The Old Calculators Web Museum
Received on Sun Nov 28 1999 - 18:10:49 GMT

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