[vcf-midatlantic] how about a lovely vintage printer for that computer :-)

Neil Cherry ncherry at linuxha.com
Sun Nov 18 20:59:23 EST 2018

On 11/18/18 7:14 PM, Jeffrey Jonas via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I have some things that need adoption,
> starting with a lovely Panasonic KX-P1124
> 24 pin dot matrix printer.
> Come on, upgrade from that 9 pin printer already!

I actually think they still make some supplies for this. It was for the
very odd reason that they needed it for some kind of paper work that needed
to be done in triplicate on carbon copy paper. I recall going into Staples
(not even remotely recently) and seeing it there. I still have the printer
and some sealed ribbons. I bet they're dried up but I think you can re-ink
them pretty easily.

BTW, mine has the 32K static ram upgrade chip also. So ha! (yes that was
childish ;-) ).

Also BTW, the oldest centronics like interface I had ever worked with
was a AP Lithograph printer (~1941 vintage). We had to hook up our OS/9
machines to the printer to take AP wire photos and drive the printer.
It's interface was a bit slow (by 1970's standards) but was basically
the familiar 37 pin centronics printer interface but with signal
voltages of +/- 25v DC. I hated the smell of that printer while working
on it.

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