Coming up dry for Alps/Radio Shack/Atari/Commodore plotter gears

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Tue Apr 22 15:46:00 2003

On Tue, 22 Apr 2003, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Having worked out the pitch of the broken drive gears (120), and
> having looked on a couple of web sites _and_ contacted someone
> at Boston Gear, it's looking grim.
> According to the e-mail I got back, Boston Gear doesn't carry anything
> finer than a pitch of 64. When I asked who did carry such gears, the
> answer was: "I am not familiar with any company that makes miniature
> gearing." :-(

Ethan, there is an outfit Sterling Instrument/Stock Drive Products
at 2101 Jericho Turnpike, Box 5416, New Hyde Park, NY 11042-5416,
phone 516-328-3300, fax 516-326-8827 who may be able to help out
in the 64 pitch game. The address and phone data is some years
old, but may well still be valid.

                                                - don

> My goal all along has been to find a company that has a bag of these
> on the shelf. I had no idea it was such an unusual item. I don't
> relish the idea of fabrication, but maybe that's what we're facing.
> Rather than machining each gear, I wonder how hard it would be to
> make an extrusion die to pump out a long gear and cut it into 5/32"
> slices?
> -ethan
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Received on Tue Apr 22 2003 - 15:46:00 BST

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