[rescue] Reading IBM Wheelwriter disks?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Mon Apr 16 06:49:45 CDT 2007

I'd say he has to find a functioning typewritter and PRAY the floppies are still readable. Then Invest in a OCR solution appropriate to the number of pages to be "retrieved"

I seriously doubt there is any sort of DOS filesystem underneath the cover of that typewriter...


>From: "Geoffrey S. Mendelson" <gsm at mendelson.com>
>Date: 2007/04/16 Mon AM 04:17:45 CDT
>To: Sun Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [rescue] Reading IBM Wheelwriter disks?

>I found the follwing on sci.electronics.repair:
>Anyone know how to help him?
>From: "hemyd" <myd!!!hen at optusnet.com.au>
>Newsgroups: sci.electronics.repair
>Subject: IBM Wheelwriter Diskette Question
>I have a customer who wants to retrieve data from an IBM Wheelwriter 70,
>Series II, Model 6789 Typewriter 3.5 inch diskettes. I do not have any of
>these diskettes. I would assume they'd be a much lower capacity than the
>standard 1.4meg, and probably non DOS. Does anyone have any suggestions how
>such data can be retrieved?
>Henry Mydlarz
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