Re: A confession (and then some ...)

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From: R. D. Keys (rdkeys@csemail)
Date: Tue Sep 27 1994 - 09:42:27 EDT


>
>
> > Alas, real radio mills with the full uppercase are getting somewhat
> > hard to find in very usable shape.
>
> What is a "real radio mill with the full uppercase"? I'm familiar with
> the term "mill", but I've never seen one. Is a radio mill built to
> be in uppercase all the time or something? Are there differences between
> its keyboard and the standard IBM typewriter keyboards with which I'm
> familiar?
>
> Just curious!
>
> 73,
> Stephen
>
>
> --
> Stephen Trier "Here, but for an extraordinary physics teacher,
> sct@po.cwru.edu goes a saxophone player."
> KG8IH - Albert Overhauser, National Science Medal winner
>
>

Standard radiotelegraph typewriters have all letters uppercase, so the
operator does not have to changes cases and slow down. Usually the
letters are in a slightly large font at maybe 12-14pt. Also there
is a slant bar through the zero, to differentiate it from an O as in Oh.
The keyboards are essentially the same as on a normal typewriter, except
that the L is never used as a 1, the 1 is always present on the number
row.

I have had several in poor to lousy condition, and would love to find one
in good condition that would work for the rest of my lifetime.

73
Bob
NA4G

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