We are just building a collection of teleprinters, our majority of teleprinters come from Germany and Czech Republic. We would like to expand our collection by collecting from other countries. All dedicated people are invited to help us make our telex museum wonderful and to bring happiness and satisfaction to all lovers of communication technique.
Thank you for all your support.
T100 Zbrojovka Brno (Siemens license) (click on pictures)
We picked up the T1OO with Mr. Grim in Senetářov, a small village in south Bohemia. He told us that a lot of Dalibor D-302 teleprinters ended up in scrap due to the gold content. We saved the T100 from such a disgraceful end! The T100 was in the civil defense unit in Boskovice until 1993. It is totally unused. The types are almost intact from the coloring tape. It is also packed in the original polystyrene package. It did not work on the first attempt. We have fixed the problem with the stuck brush in the motor, but the machine still is not working properly. Zbrojovka allegedly produced 1500 pieces of this teleprinter. I have another piece, which was shipped in 1991 to the Czech Railways, and has also never been used. I myself remember that on these teleprinters we made punch tape for the Mainframe computer processing of circuit calculating for the computing center at Elektro-faculty in Horská Street, Prague in 1986.
Military teleprinter Siemens-Hell, 1938
We picked up the Siemens-Hell in Bratislava on the Nabřeží General Svoboda street at No. 46 (note the numbers on the telex box - a special match). 1938 was the year of production, so it undoubtedly passed WWII. This Telex was housed by the civil defense unit on Na Palisádách street until about 1993. It is a bit of a special teleprinter, it is also called in German "Typenbildfeldfernschreiber" which was a facsimile based teleprinter (see one of the earlier articles in the introduction). We have no plans to put it in to operation in the near future. It contains more complex electronics - there are four tubes, 12V power.
Siemens T68d "SWISS ARMY"
Ten jsme přivezli z Německa, sloužil ve švýcarské armádě, najeto má jen 107 hodin. Zvláštností je ladička, která se používá k seřizování otáček motoru. Mám tři kousky, jeden je již v chodu. Tyhle kousky sice mají děrovačku, ale nemají čtečku děrné pásky. Pomocí znakového kotouče tiskne jen na pásku, která se pak lepila na papír. Mám i originální manuál se sadou příslušenství. Viz video a telex švýcarské artmády v sekci Úvod.
Siemens T100S "HAM RADIO"
This piece is from the estate of the German radio amateur. It is functional, unfortunately there is no "FSG" box, which was places under the footrest.
Siemens T37h "REUTERS telescrivente"
Ten mi poslali z Itálie z jednoho krámku s psacími stroji, má najeto 6000 hodin (!) a pracoval v agentuře REUTERS (je na něm evidenční štítek REUTERS). Majitel o něm věděl jen to, že byl 35 let ve skladu jeho otce. Zatím jsem ho nezkoušel zprovoznit Zakoupeno přes eBay.
RFT T51 "Polizei"
I have two pieces, they are newer versions. They served a police station, I got them from a policeman who used to work with them. I have an original manual with a set of punch tapes
RFT T51a "ZX Printer"
I'm particularly fond of this piece. I got it about thirty-five years ago and used it as a printer to the home computer Sinclair ZX-81. It misses a punch tape and a punch tape reader. It is actually a Siemens T37. The production of Siemens teleprinters remained after the World war II in East Germany, but the trademark had to be renamed RFT. It is a fully functional machine.
Siemens T37h "Möbel deko"
This one came to me on a pallet from Schleswig-Holstein, they had it as a decoration. The teleprinter is very well preserved (almost like a new one-200hours of operation), there is a beautiful wooden case so big that we had a problem to put it in the back door of the pickup. It has neither a punch nor a reader.
It is in somewhat a bad condition. It is not yet operational.
It came from Britain. It has some oxidized connectors, but otherwise it seems to be okay. It misses the keyboard, it is only for receiving. This machine is already full of electronics. It is probably an Army model because it includes rounded connectors and telephone receiver. On its body is a standard 8 pin female teleprinter connector ADo8 probably for connecting to another teleprinter. Purchased on eBay. Not yet operational.
Lorenz Lo 15
LORENZ LO15. It is an enhanced teletype model 15, manufactured by US company Teletype. It is in a very good condition. It spent about 40 years as a decoration in the apartment of its last owner.
Siemens systém Hell
Great acquisitions. These pieces are very rare. It's a Hell system of 60 years, it's not compatible with the older version, it uses a start-stop system. It works locally, but we do not have any idea how to put it in to real communication.
It is British made. We got it in Czech republic. This model was used in Czechoslovakia.
This teleprinter is the last Siemens model of teleprinter era. It is based on PC XT with processor 8088.
Despite not having any manual Johannes, from Italy, was successful in putting it in to operation.
One has widespread rumours that the Czech army tape teleprinter DALIBOR D-302 was made by Zbrojovka Brno. It was a desirable piece we now have in our collection.
served as a backup on the telex exchange. It is only intended for receiving. It came to us in a somewhat messy state, but yet managed to fully operate. You can see here the operation video.
Teletype model 35 D - TYPING UNIT / KSR 35
Served for data entry and printing. It is 120V. It's not a telex, it's an 8-bit terminal, the mechanics are the same as the model 28 and the experience of this monster is fascinating. Communication is serial, coding contacts to convert parallel code into serial are in gold - see photo gallery clicks.