NEC Spinwriter printer 5515


This was a common impact printer used in the early 1980's (It was superseded by non-impact or laser printers in the mid-1980's). The Spinwriter was unique amongst impact printers in that it used a printer "thimble". It could be changed (similar to changing the ball on an IBM Selectric Typewriter). The more common technology for impact printers was a "daisy wheel".

Documentation relating to the printer is stored separately.

Date Made: 1979 or later

Maker: NEC

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Sid Paskowitz

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0294.04Catalog Number: 1997.0294.04Accession Number: 1997.0294

Object Name: Printer

Measurements: overall: 10 in x 25 in x 19 1/2 in; 25.4 cm x 63.5 cm x 49.53 cm


Record Id: nmah_212780

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