Artifact Details

Title

Versatec Printer / Plotter

Catalog Number

X163.83A

Type

Physical object

Date

1970

Manufacturer

Versatec

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number Model 800

Dimensions

11 x 16 1/2 x 18 in.

Description

The first commercially successful electrostatic writing technique produced information on paper directly from digital data sources.
This item comprises four (4) pieces:.
A: Plotter, Unit is cut-away showing internals.
B: External Character Generator PCB. Item has attached red tag "Defective Module" dated 9/1/78, saying "bottom half of character goes away after heating up. ROM bad.".
C: NIB Switch PCB 29-22440 on paper label.
D: Character Generator 7 x 9 PCB. Hand-written on two ROM chips: "0015861-001A" and "15860.001"

Category

I/O: plotter

Credit

Gift of Paul Strassman, Sr.

Lot Number

X163.83