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Our refurbishing projects

We've been taking Teletype machines in need of refurbishment, restoring them to full operation, and building new steampunk-style cases which show off the elaborate mechanisms. We do this to engender a sense of wonder at these strange and wonderful mechanisms, which in their day were hidden inside opaque cases.

Before
After
Model 15, prepurchase

Model 15, refurbished

Our first project, a Teletype Model 15, the classic workhorse introduced in 1931. This is the most reliable of the early teletype machines. About 200,000 units were built, and thousands still exist.

Model 14 as received

Model 14 after refurbishing

A Teletype Model 14 tape printer, a design introduced in 1924, restored and installed in a completely new case.

 

 

June 26, 2011