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L.DOIGNON CHARACTER PRINTER , 1880's

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L.DOIGNON CHARACTER PRINTER , 1880's

The printer used Baudot's 5 bit code, using five telephone lines, to receive a signal that could be printed on a strip of paper. It was all driven by an electric motor. On receipt of a start signal the five bit code would latch five solenoids that would enable the mechanism to print a character by turning the wheel and engaging the correct letter. After printing a character the solenoids released ready for the next one.
Designed by M.Carpentier and known as a 'Rapide' Receiver.

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