[SunRescue] RE: rescue digest, DECWriter III
rescue at sunhelp.org
Tue Apr 3 20:01:35 CDT 2001
Computer Friends and the "Macinker" product line... check it out, i think
that they also sell bulk ribbon too :) They sell a kit for "welding" the
ribbon in dot matrix ribbon carts.... :)
they also sell inkjet refill kits and other useful stuff :)
At 12:35 PM 4/3/01 -0400, you wrote:
> > Put in my bid this morning ;^)
> > if I get it, it will be an excuse to see friends that live out that way,
> > if I don't no great loss. I like the *idea* of a real hard copy terminal,
> > now the *reality* of a broken hardcopy terminal, or one I can not get
> > supplies for, well, that's another story...
>Neat.... for years I used a re-inker to do reel ribbons for old DECwriters
>and tty40 chain printers. There was a company that made a little plastic
>thing with a motor and a couple of reel spindles and a big sponge for ink.
>It worked like a charm, but was a tad messy. TTY33's had a little sponge
>cap that mounted alongside the ribbon and brushed against it to reink.
>Most of those a gone, now, methinks. Since reel ribbons are beginning
>to be a tad unobtainium, a reinker is the way to go for ribbon supply.
>Anyone still make those things?
>rescue maillist - rescue at sunhelp.org
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