[rescue] Dot matrix printers
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 17:44:48 CDT 2014
New Jersey, USA
> On Jun 10, 2014, at 6:13 PM, "Robert Jarratt" <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>
> You don't say where these printers are located. Could you tell us please?
> I'd love an LA50, but I am guessing you are in the USA, which makes it
> impractical for me.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
>> Behalf Of Lionel Peterson
>> Sent: 10 June 2014 23:03
>> To: The Geeks List; The Rescue List
>> Subject: [rescue] Dot matrix printers
>> Hello all,
>> Today I have a bunch of dot matrix printers to shed:
>> 1) DEC LA50 - good physical condition, prints a partial self-test, but
> appears to
>> get stuck about 3" into the printing, the print head stalls, prints a
> number of
>> characters over each other, then returns, advances the paper and tries
> again -
>> same problem. Has native support in many DEC OS & terminals, has a serial
>> interface. Needs lubricant?
>> 2) Panasonic 24 pin KX-P1124 - good physical condition, prints self-test
> fine, has
>> numerous 'high quality/letter quality' printing options. Has a parallel
>> Needs nothing.
>> 3) Mannesmann Tally MT160 - 9 pin print head, prints OK (ribbon is dry, 20
>> years old!), but print head flies across page during self-test, then
> freezes, stuck
>> on far right edge of page. Power cycle returns print head to proper
>> position, but gets stuck if I re-run self test. I loved this printer in
> college - it has
>> SQUARE print heads, so verticals don't look like 9 scoops of ice cream
>> on top of each other. It almost seems like the printer has forgotten how
>> the page is... Needs to be rebuilt.
>> Someone hoping to relive the late '80s computing scene would definitely
>> one on these printers, but I do not (I have a new in box Okidata Microline
>> printer u84(I think it is)).
>> If interested, please contact me off- list.
>> (I found a printout from 1993 in the LA50 printer, apparently the last
> time I
>> used it and a printout of the 3b1-faq part 1 from 1992 stacked on top if
> it, lots
>> of contributors to the FAQ had 'bang' email addresses -
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