All about teleprinters

This technology gets under your skin, it's an electromechanical data signal coder and decoder with a printer, a memory device - a complete computer powered by a motor! Here you can read the latest news on teleprinters and also on our telex museum

12.2.2018 INTERNATIONAL TELEPRINTER WORKSHOP IN PRAGUE


We would like to organize an event for all teleprinter fans,

who like Prague and would like to share their knowledge with each other.

People could bring their own teleprinters for team repair.

There will be available 6 tables, internet connection, full sets of tools, refreshments and enough space for working.

12.2.2018 STEPS IN THE MUSEUM'S CREATION

  1. Install VPN internet connection with own IP number for teleprinters and remote systems.

  2. Install RACK BOX for network and i-telex facility

  3. Install web remote heating to control humidity and to preheat space before visiting

  4. Secure space with cameras

  5. Add shelves of different sizes for teleprinters with and without wooden cases

  6. Start to make electronic detail documentation about all equipment in inventory

  7. Make workplaces for reconditioning equipments

  8. Create new web pages for more appropriate needs for the museum which will include discussions, photogallery, parts department, download documentation center and museum database.

12.2.2018 Editorial plan for telexmuseum NEWS

  1. Filming in Prague

  2. Future plans

  3. 10th teleprinter ride

  4. Teleprinter web camera

  5. About inventory - series about 10 articles

  6. About 9 parts e-bay shipment and other incoming deliveries from e-bay

  7. About building new i-telex connection in JPS and Cold war museum

  8. About coming events - HAM RADIO Friedrischhafen, INTERNATIONAL TELEPRINTER WORKSHOP Prague, MAKE FAIR PRAGUE, International Radio-amateur Meeting Holice

22.1.2018 PIGEON STORY - He's a wise bird.

We found on e-bay a nice photograph with an amazing story about an Army Carrier Pigeon No. 43-SC51037 that they thought had either gone AWOL (absence without official leave) or was visiting some cute chick in the neighborhood.
In the picture is Miss Edna Craig a teletype operator from Stuttgart Army Airfield Ark; Arkansas and a pigeon who is trying to tell her his side of the story.
The pigeon was found hanging around the Airfield PX (post exchange). GI (general issues) theories were for the presence of the bird that it had lost his way and had checked in for navigational instruction or was visiting some cute chick in the area. 

The teleprinter on picture is TELETYPE Typing Reperforator model 14.
This former Army base was located 7 miles north of Stuttgart Arkansas. It was in use 1942-1945. It was an advanced pilot training school for the USAF for 70 000 pilots. Don't mistake it for the Stuttgart US Army Airport which was taken over by US Army in 1945 and returned to German Authorities in 1948. This picture is dated December 12, 1944 - US Army might be in Stuttgart (Germany) - it is a little confusing ;-)
On the internet we found another two copies of this photograph - it was probably made for many other newspapers and also Edna CRAIG STEINMETZ - Lone Tree Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas Jul 2, 1924 - Sep 5, 2001, which would mean she was 20 years old in the picture,) But unfortunately we could find nothing about the pigeon.
Also for US Army abbreviations (AWOL, PX, GI) we found the meanings of on the internet .

You can see the detailed pictures with a click.

6.11.2017 Telex Museum News

Our Telex museum collection is growing rapidly, in the last two months the number of our items has expanded to almost 50 teleprinters. Until now we have had to spread out our collection in many places - in garage, cottage, company stock and garden shed. This is very problematic because it is impossible to keep in order and to show the public. I was looking on the internet for a suitable place to put everything under one roof but without any success. But luckily at this time I was speaking to our company landlord and she had the idea to use her relatives 125 m² barn in Lipence. This came at the right time because we had just got 50 teleprinters which were due to be delivered at any moment. These 50 teleprinters were the first part of the collection to be introduced to their new residence. Since this time we have been busy moving our collection. A lot of people have been asking us when will the museum be open. And we have told them, that the open day is approaching. We are thinking about May - but we need more dedicated people to help us make our telex museum wonderful and to bring happiness and satisfaction to all lovers of communication technique. When you visit us you will be able to sit on historical postal bench from  the Fernmeldemuseum Bielefeld.  

14.3.2016, Siemens T1000 - právě přišel z Británie 

Má trochu zoxidované konektory, ale jinak se zdá být v pořádku. Chybí mu klávesnice, je určen pro příjem. Tahle mašina už je plná elektroniky. Zakoupeno na eBay.


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