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I recently got this "motor" in a box full of old telephone supplies. It didnt come with any instructions or anything on how to use it, which some of the stuff had. It looks like a giant motor. Any ideas? It says Teletype Corp on it, but I couldnt find any details on it anywhere on the internet.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 8 years ago

Ye gods, the drive motor from an ASR33 teletype.....

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Answer 8 years ago


+1

Wonderful key action on those - A real KERCHUNK!

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Mahmoud Alaa
Mahmoud Alaa

7 years ago

an ASR33 teletype drive motor

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iceng
iceng

7 years ago

I got the rest of the machine, motor included.

A

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Backpackboy
Backpackboy

7 years ago

ASR33 drive motor teletype!!!!

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

The documentation for the ASR-33 is available through the PDP-8 Documentation Web site. You'll see the motor in situ on page 33 of Bulletin 310 part 2, and page 11 of part 3.

You may want to go through some of the other documentation on that site to see whether there's anything more specific.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 8 years ago

I had a bit of a reverie last night seeing that, and remembering my dad, who died in July. Right back at the dawn of the microprocessor age, I remember him travelling 200 miles to London, and camping out outside a surplus store that was selling off ASR 35 Teletypes, and dragging it back in his car with the trunk propped open, just so he could use it to program his first microprocessor.

The disembowelled are still in a bag at work. And there's a motor attached to it.

Steve

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101yummYYummy101
101yummYYummy101

Answer 8 years ago

Thanks for the help. Now what to do with this thing...

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 8 years ago

Well, use it as a motor, I guess ;-> The schematics on that Web site should tell you things like the pinout, voltage and current requirements, and maybe even control information.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

8 years ago

Steve definitely should get Best Answer! He may be the only engineer around here to recognize that motor off the top of his head.

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Answer 8 years ago


". . . recognize that motor off the top of his head."

Now there's a Photoshop opportunity #;¬)

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Burf
Burf

8 years ago

Vacuum cleaner motor, impeller on the left side and beater bar take-off on the right.