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The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer - Part 2

The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer (MT/SC) Introduction This is part 2 of a two-part post. See also The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer - Part 1. In the first part, I placed th...

The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer - Part 1

The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer (MT/SC) Introduction This is part 1 of a two-part post. See also The IBM Magnetic Tape Selectric Composer - Part 2. For a few years now, I have be...

Restoring a Yost 20 Typewriter

Spoiler: The restored Yost 20 Introduction A few years ago, I bought a Yost 20 typewriter in Switzerland (serial number KM00370). The brand is named after George Washington Newton Yost, a ...

Restoring an IBM Electronic Selectric Composer - Part 1

Introduction In 2021, I wrote about my IBM Memory Typewriter project. See the following posts: The IBM Memory Typewriter Restoring an IBM Memory Typewriter - Part 1 Restoring an IBM Memory...

Restoring a TeleVideo TS-800A Terminal

Introduction Concurrently with my work on the 1979 TeleVideo TVI-912, I acquired a TeleVideo TS-800A. The terminal in its glory The full name of the device is “TeleVideo TS 800A Satellite...

The TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal - Part 3

Background See also: The TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal - Part 1, where I gather background information about the TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal, as well as my initial cleaning and testing of the term...

The TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal - Part 2

Background See also: The TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal - Part 1, where I gather background information about the TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal, as well as my initial cleaning and testing of the term...

The TeleVideo TVI-912 terminal - Part 1

Introduction I recently won a computer terminal at a local auction. I bid on it because I had been hoping to find a vintage computer terminal for a while, so I could connect it to my Altair-Duino ...

Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280 felt and rubber contacts replacement

The symptoms Recently, I started feeling that the touch of our 15-year-old Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280 in the mid-range was different: the responsiveness of the keys was not good anymore, and differe...

Fixing a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280 pedal

The problem Last year, I fixed my Yamaha Clavinova CLP-280. But recently, I encountered a new problem: the damper pedal started working erratically. At first, I wasn’t sure it was a problem with t...