more Flexowriter

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Thu Nov 4 17:24:16 2004

On Thu, 4 Nov 2004, Joe R. wrote:

> I've been cleaning and repairing the Flexowriter today. While I was
> working on it I took some pictures. Here they are.

Wow, it was dirty!

Your "recorder/reproducer" seems like it was an offline puncher
of tapes. It's not uncommon for there to be an "offline",
non-interfaced tty for duplicating tapes, punching tapes,
printing, etc. So it might not have an interface at all!

That's not bad news though, it means you probably just
don't have all the special-purpose junk for some long-lost
function. THe keyboard has a parallel output and some form of
busy/done timing. Look at David Forbes' code on my website,
I'm sure it's in there somewhere.

The printer/punch, it's something like, set the data onto the
print solenoids, assert a "print" pulse onto some line, and
wait for another line to say "done" or just wait N milliseconds.
Received on Thu Nov 04 2004 - 17:24:16 GMT

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