Printers

 
LDM800 1
LDM800 2

LDM 800

LDM800 3
LDM800 4
Data General LDM 800 line printer, actually a re-badged Mannesmann-Tally MT-661. 800 lines-per-minute, line-matrix. Circa 1989.

 
Printer Drum

Printer Drum

Printer Drum 2
Printer Drum 3
Printer Drum 4
Character drum from an unknown line printer, probably mid-'70s. The drum has 160 columns spaced at 1/10", and 64 character positions for each column. Each row of characters contains the same character across the drum. The character set is as follows:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . 8 , 9 - E T A I S O N H R D L U C M F W Y P G 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 . 8 , 9 - V B K J $ * Q X Z # / + : = ' ( ) > <


 
Carriage Tape Punch

Carriage Tape Punch

Carriage Tape Punch 2
Carriage Tape Punch 3
IBM carriage tape punch. This was used to punch holes in a paper tape used to control vertical forms spacing on a line printer such as the 1403. The Vertical Format Unit had 12 channels, any of which could be selected to advance the paper a specified number of lines, according to the punches on the tape.

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