ASR-33 repair parts

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Sun Sep 12 23:06:38 2004

On Sun, Sep 12, 2004 at 11:28:56PM -0400, William Donzelli wrote:
> > The last time I bought consumables for my ASR-33, it was from Western
> > Numeric Controls. They used to have the pads... I bought a couple
> > because both of mine had turned to jelly. Fortunately, that was in
> > storage, not in use, so I never deformed my print cylinder.
> I have #180598 typewheels in stock, if anyone needs them. Brand new in the
> wrappings.

Is 'typewheel' the official name for the ASR-33 cylinder? I'd be curious
how much for a new one - after all both of my ASR-33s have had a lot of
use, and a new type element would certainly crisp things up (I have one
working and one 'needs-lots-of-adjustment' mechanism).

I've been selecting the best parts for my 20mA DEC-interfaced TTY in favor
of the former-wire-service TTY w/110 baud modem (like the two boxy ones that
we got from you in NJ a couple of years ago)... I'd restore that one, but
long, long ago, I removed the touch-tone keypad and I didn't write down the
wiring arrangement... I _think_ I know which keypad it is (I have several),
but I don't know how to reattach it. So... in the meantime, the PDP-8 has
a TTY and my phone line does not (the DEC TTY has a reader-run relay add-on,
so it's not like I could use the second TTY as a console, anyway).



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