All of the line printers, be they slow or fast, had a bank of hammers.
One hammer for each character position on a row of print output.
This is a hammer bank from a "Model 2410 UL LINE/PRINTER"
made for "Customer: DEC" on "DATE 7-13-73"
we know this because in the rear of the hammer bank
was an "AS-SHIPPED CONFIGURATION INVENTORY".
Therein was "Hammer Bank Assy. No. 231030-1 Serial No. 2418-B"
Provenance like this is rare for computing artifacts
This is a close-up of the hammers.
Actuators are alternately above and below
because they were wider than a print position.
I have no idea of the difference between the white, blue, and grey
Anybody who knows, please tell me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mus.Cat. NEWUC:2004.13||Mnfctr: Data Products Corp||Date: 13.7.1973||Assy No: 231030-1f||serial No: 2418-B|
|Comp: Hammer Bank||Width: 440 mm||Height: 221 mm||Thickness: 84 mm||Weight: 8.1 g|
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