Strange and Possibly Wonderful Cable

From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 21:09:02 2002

On Fri, 4 Jan 2002, Doc Shipley wrote:
> cable with a (Doc ducks & prepares to rub) 36-pin Centronics connector,
> plus eyelet ground, on one end and a female card-edge connector on the
> other. The shrouds are steel, squared, and embossed "TANDY" on both
> ends. While I've never seen one, I'm guessing it's a Tandy printer
> cable.

That is what was used on the TRS-80 model 1, 3, 4?
If I remember correctly (it's been about 20 years), it was part number
Model 2 and 100 used a dual row header, and of course, the PC clones used
an "RS-232 connector" :-)

Since several of their printers were made by Centronics, even though
Centronics didn't make the connector or cable, this might be about as
close as we can get to a correct usage!
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 21:09:02 GMT

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