more nice hp stuff on ebay

From: Tore S Bekkedal <>
Date: Fri Jan 7 21:43:46 2005

On Fri, 2005-01-07 at 21:12 -0600, Jay West wrote:
> It's unusual to see one on Ebay... an HP 7210A plotter in what appears to be
> awesome condition. Same seller has a 9866A printer in very nice shape too.
> I don't know why I'm so intrigued by the 7210, I wouldn't use a plotter for
> anything I do, but it's soooo "period" :)

Oh, tell me about it. Personally, I kick myself every day because I
didn't pick up that amazingly cool (and working) A4 (letter-ish for you
statesians) HP carousel plotter. Instead I picked up a Tandon 286
computer my father dropped... It had two removable disks, though! I
wrote a BASIC program in something like 5th grade that would write
perfect handwriting using a series of plotpixel functions... oh, how I
wish I had the printer then, would save me the horror of writing my
schoolwork in the handwriting I oh-so-hated...

Still, watching a plotter at work is *fun*! :) It's just like
blinkenlights or magtapes. :) I have a weakness not only for the
internal workings of the machines of the era, but also the external
gears and cranks (and precision stepper motors :)

Tore S Bekkedal <>
Received on Fri Jan 07 2005 - 21:43:46 GMT

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