Artifact Details

Title

Versatec Printer/Plotter (External Character Generator PCB)

Catalog Number

X163.83B

Type

Physical object

Date

1970

Manufacturer

Versatec

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number Model 800

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/printer

Credit

Gift of Paul Strassman, Sr.

Lot Number

X163.83