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Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« on: August 09, 2011, 10:33:46 PM »
Hi Pholks:

I am interested in finding out how many of you are also interested in Teletypes...

Teletype Corporation was sold in the 40's, to Western Electric... They produced machines for many years.

Here in Canada, Northern Electric produced teletypes at first. Then Marsland Engineering took over, with production ending with Leigh Instruments. The reason this was done, was that import duties at the time were so high, to import a machine from the US cost twice as much than to buy a Canadian made machine. These were identical in design to the Teletype Corporation machines, and built under license from them.

I have several machines, a Model 28 teletype, an ASR-33, a Leigh KSR-33 (given me in 1984 by Island Tel), a high speed military machine, and have just finished rebuilding an 80 year old Model 15 teletype. These machines are a challenge to work on, but it is very satisfying to get them working again after years of dis-use.

This machine was given to me by Bruce Rosen of Boston and brought to PEI by Paul MacKinnon also of Mass. when he came here on vacation. It was dropped off this past Sunday afternoon.

I have videos of all but the military machine operating on YouTube, and have just added a new video taken this evening after I finished rebuilding the 80 year old model 15:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv9rrd3DYZM

Photos below show the finished project, and below that, two photos of it after degreasing, and before lubrication and repairs.

Love to hear from anyone else interested in teletypes!

Dave
« Last Edit: August 11, 2011, 05:16:22 PM by DavePEI »
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Re: Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011, 01:33:16 AM »
The "Teletype Museum of Prince Edward Island"!

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Re: Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011, 06:52:35 AM »
I have a couple of model 15s myself,used the high speed gears for press and low speed gears for ham use
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Re: Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2011, 07:01:01 AM »
I have a couple of model 15s myself,used the high speed gears for press and low speed gears for ham use
robby
Hi Robby:

Back in 1984/5, I had two machines, a Model 15 which I used for RTTY, and a Leigh KSR-33 which I had received through Island Tel, and which I used as a printer with my Commodore printer. Having a young family in a small house, I ended up loaning the KSR-33 to a friend when I got a dedicated dot-matrix printer for the Commodore, and giving the Model 15 away also eventually. I have regretted it ever since.

I ended up getting the KSR-33 back last year from my friend after 20 years of storage in his leaky barn, complete with a broken top, rust, pine cones, etc., and was able to rebuild it, but I still can't remember who I gave the Model 15 to.

Which makes it doubly nice to have another model 15!

Leigh KSR-33 mentioned above:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMvs1t1CEH8\

Model 28:
Inside Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL1RnE-WPrM

Outside Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J881T6Dtb50

ASR-33:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqTzvpYumQs

And of course now the Model 15.

I also have a military high speed machine:
http://www.islandregister.com/phones/teletype/ugc-504.html

Love 'em!

Dave

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Re: Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2011, 09:51:37 AM »
had a mod 43? and a 32 from a telco office.have a urc74? dot matrix KSR .I think it weighs more than a mod 12 if that is possible
Have too much junk
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Re: Another Teletype added to Telephone Museum of PEI
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 01:30:03 PM »
I remember the Teletype Corporation factory and offices on Touhy Ave on the Skokie-Niles, IL border, about one mile from my grandparents' house.  Sometime in the 1980s, it became a Bell Labs facility, and in the early 90s, it was sold to a developer and converted to a shopping center.   For what it's worth, here is where it was: http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.011383,-87.766365.

Larry