WorkSlate Portable Microprinter

WorkSlate Portable Microprinter

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Description
This device has five print functions: normal (prints 40 characters across); compressed (prints 80 characters across); sideways-normal (prints twenty-four rows vertically for worksheets wider than 80 characters); sideways-compressed (prints 48 rows vertically); and typewriter, to print as you type. It automatically shuts off after 2 minutes of inactivity. Installed in the printer when received were a new roll of 4 ½” paper, a four-color pen set (black, green, blue, red pens), and a coiled RJ45 cable to connect to the WorkSlate (stored in a slot on the back of the printer).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microcomputer peripheral, printer
date made
1983
user
Boman, Michael
maker
Convergent Technologies, Inc.
place made
United States: California, Santa Clara
Physical Description
plastic (overall, microprinter material)
metal (overall, circuitry, support material)
paper (overall, paper roll material)
Measurements
overall: 4.5 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.2 cm; 1 25/32 in x 6 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in
paper roll: 2.7 cm x 11.5 cm; 1 1/16 in x 4 17/32 in
ID Number
2016.0253.02
catalog number
2016.0253.02
accession number
2016.0253
Credit Line
Gift of Michael Boman
subject
Computers
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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