Westrex teletype terminal, 1960-1980

Made:
1960-1980 in London

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Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Westrex teletype terminal, Type ASR/KSR33, made by the Westrex Company Limited, London, England, 1960-1980.

Teleprinters were originally designed for office use, to send and receive typed messages between different terminals. They were later adapted for use with early computers, to provide a user interface, sending typed data to the computers, and printing the information received in response. Teletypes such as this were vital to early time-sharing and computer networks. Users accessed the ARPANET, the precursor to the internet, through such terminals. The first emails sent and received over the ARPANET were typed and printed on teletypes.

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DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Web
Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1986-151/1
type:
teleprinter
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • computer peripheral
  • output device
credit:
Donated by the Westrex Company Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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