30 Sep '17, 5am

Teletype Machine Resurrected

Teletype Machine Resurrected

A teleprinter is, at its heart, an automatic typewriter. It’s electrically controlled and has some smarts to be able to decode an incoming message and has something that will move the keys. These printers have been in use since the late 1800’s and [AethericLtd] have refurbished an old 1930’s design and given it a bit of steampunk flair . As is common with older mechanical devices that have been sitting for extended periods of time, the first thing this machine needed was a bath. The machine was separated into its three main parts and soaked in a degreasing solvent. The keyboard was the dirtiest, so it got an overnight soak. Since little of the mechanism was electrical, most of it could be submerged which helped with the cleaning. The next step in the restoration was lubrication. In order to do a proper job, the manuals (which were available online) were consulted and synth...

Full article: https://hackaday.com/2017/09/29/teletype-machine-resurrec...

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