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Wang 701 Output Writer Data Sheet

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Wang 701 Output Writer Data sheet
November, 1970

The Wang 701 Output Writer is a Wang-modified IBM Selectric I (Model 72) electric typewriter. Wang's modifications involve adding numerous solenoids and linkages that allow the solenoids to electrically operate the typewriter. The modifications require a spacer between the base of the typewriter and the main body to accommodate the additional room required for the solenoid mechanisms. Along with the mechanical modifications, a circuit board in the base of the typewriter serves to translate the codes coming from the 700-series calculator connected to the 701 into the necessary solenoid and timing actions to drive the typewriter. Special program codes on the 700-series calculator allow full control of the typewriter to allow formatted output to be generated.

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