Shipping a Model 33 (RO) Teletype

From: David Comley <>
Date: Thu Nov 11 11:54:00 2004

Bill -

Peanuts weren't really enough when my ASR-33 was
shipped, and because of the way the weight is
distributed in the unit on its stand, it could wind up
travelling upside down for most of its journey. Try to
have the shipper pay special attention to the plastic
cover that fits on the top. This is made from a very
brittle material and will shatter easily (as happened
to mine in transit). The cover can be removed easily
enough for shipping, perhaps in a separate box.

--- Ashley Carder <> wrote:

> > I've bought a model 33 off eBay. The seller
> doesn't
> > really know how to ship one -- he's just got it in
> a
> > box with styrofoam peanuts. I'm trying to give
> him
> > some instructions on how to do it right. I recall
> > that
> > there is a shipping screw that must be locked, but
> > don't remember the details. Can anyone give me
> some
> > instructions I can pass on to him? If anyone has
> > shipped one of these, I'd like to know what worked
> and
> > what didn't. I remember a few stories of machines
> > damaged in transit showing up on the list.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > --Bill
> I recently bought a working ASR-33 from a company
> that
> used to do maintenance on these things. They did
> put the
> shpping bolt in it, and it was inserted underneath
> the
> keyboard area from outside the bottom cover. It
> seems
> that it was about 3 or 4 inches long with a big
> washer
> on the end. Since I bought mine in working
> condition,
> I went ahead and paid a little extra to have it
> strapped
> to a pallet, wrapped with some bubble wrap and foam,
> and
> covered with a cardboard box shaped to fit. I bought
> an
> LA36 DecWriter at the same time and both were
> shipped on
> the same palllet. I used FedEx Freight, which did a
> fine
> job delivering it.
> I don't know what else to tell you, but I do know
> that
> mine survived the trip and worked perfectly when I
> tested
> it out. I have heard of others who were not quite
> as
> fortunate.
> Ashley

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