Stealing from work

Well, OK, “stealing” is probably a little harsh. What I’m actually doing is dumpster diving from work.

This is what I found:

No idea if it works or not; I’d guess not as it was out in the rain and such. But it ought to have all sorts of gears and motors and such on the inside, and be fun to take apart…

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3 responses to “Stealing from work

  1. "have all sorts of gears and motors and such on the inside, and be fun to take apart…"Welcome to my 12-year-old mind.

  2. I'm going to go hug my Smiths and promise that no one will ever abandon them in the rain.And yes, clapped out typewriters are fun to take apart.

  3. IBM Selectrics are almost bulletproof. I found one on the curb on garbage day years ago – it was one of those computer enabled models with solenoids and switches to make it into a teletype clone.A little clean up, a new print ball, ribbon, and some small parts from IBM, and it sat on my ham bench for years. Made copying 20 WPM a snap.Sold it at a hamfest after I traded up to a 1970's vintage IBM "word processor" – a big cabinet filled with proprietary metal can IBM ICs and a Selectric on a thick 6' cable. It has a magnetic Hollerith form factor card reader in the cabinet, good for about 2000 characters per card. The former owner used it to print out address labels for his business.