Re: Braillists Forum: 1990s Braille embosser

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Linda Deacon

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Sep 11, 2021, 1:44:21 PMSep 11
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I've got 3 spare Index embossers here which I would love to rehome. I don't want money for them necessarily, it would just be nice if somebody would pay towards the costs of shipping, inside the UK. George, would you be interested in taking them off my hands for recycling? I actually bought converter cables for them, partly because my laptop didn't have the old style ports on, just usb's of course. I've still got them somewhere, new and unused in their packaging because I initially planned to try and sell the machines and wanted them to be properly usable. I just want them out of my house now really. Anybody interested, willing to pay shipping, please feel free to contact me off list. Incidentally they are two basic d's and an everest.

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From: Charles - Email Address: wp...@rogers.com
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subject: Re: Braillists Forum: 1990s Braille embosser

Forgot to add this cynical observation. Several years ago when the then
enabling Technologies company were selling their mechanically nice
embossers, they had claimed their printers were USB-compatible, so that
made them "current and up to date" as a selling point. In some ways we
blind are in the dark ages, so why would they need to say that.
Shouldn't even have been an issue. Well, they needed to because in fact
all ETC did was to add a parallel or serial to USB converter adapter to
the embossers' board inside the chassis. So. That is That.
Charles

> On 2021-08-27 12:29 p.m., geo...@techno-vision.co.uk wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>>
>> Although we sell new equipment, I am frankly passionate about recycling.
>>
>> For a while we had a major company claiming that an embosser without a
>> USB port would not work with Windows 10.
>>
>> This is complete and utter B S.
>>
>> If the embosser is basically working, it can invariably work with a
>> Serial or Parallel to USB converter cable. Hope you are sitting down.
>>
>> The exorbitant cost of these cables is £15 each - yes, that is fifteen
>> Pounds.
>>
>> We have many who even have the very old red or blue bar single sided
>> embossers, well over 20 years old, working with Windows 10.
>>
>> There is one possible issue. You may have been given the embosser,
>> but were you given the software? If you were, there may be a cost to
>> upgrade, but talk to us first.
>>
>> George W F Bell
>>
>> Managing Director
>>
>> Duxbury UK Master Distributor
>>
>> Techno-Vision Systems Ltd
>>
>> 76 Bunting Road Ind. Est.
>>
>> NORTHAMPTON, NN2 6EE
>>
>> United Kingdom.
>>
>> Tel: +44 (0)160 479 2777
>>
>> E-Mail: geo...@techno-vision.co.uk <geo...@techno-vision.co.uk>
>>
>> Web: http://www.techno-vision.co.uk <http://www.techno-vision.co.uk/>
>>
>> *From:*brail...@googlegroups.com <brail...@googlegroups.com> *On
>> Behalf Of *Chris McMillan
>> *Sent:* 27 August 2021 16:29
>> *To:* Braillists Forum <brail...@googlegroups.com>
>> *Subject:* Braillists Forum: 1990s Braille embosser
>>
>> A friend who doesn't have the internet has had since she was in
>> employment in the 1990s a Braille embosser which her employers gave
>> her for keeps when she retired due to poor health some years ago.
>> She's looking to see if it can be re-purposed rather than destroyed.
>> She tells me it was purchased from Concept Services - and I can't
>> remember who they've moved on to become. She knows it was compatible
>> with Win 7, and as I can't easily get to where this bit of kit is, and
>> it's very heavy, she's going to ask someone to look at the machine for
>> its name etc.
>>
>> So the question is, who did the seller become and how likely would it
>> be that it could be upgraded so it could repurposed.
>>
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geo...@techno-vision.co.uk

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Sep 11, 2021, 7:08:09 PMSep 11
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Hi Linda,

Yes indeed we would be interested in taking them off your hands. I could come and collect them from you as I guess you may not have the original Index shipping boxes. Kevin our engineer, can check them over before they get passed on to ensure they're up to date, etc..

My thinking is to pass them on to deserving new braillists, whose family could not afford such an expensive item new, and have been recommended by their teachers.

I don't see your e-mail address, but do appear to have your telephone number ending in 202, so could phone you if that's OK? Hopefully you are still in the next county to us.

Our full contact details below.

All the best,

George W F Bell
Managing Director
Duxbury UK Master Distributor
Techno-Vision Systems Ltd
76 Bunting Road Ind. Est.
NORTHAMPTON, NN2 6EE
United Kingdom.

Tel: +44 (0)160 479 2777
E-Mail: geo...@techno-vision.co.uk
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Chris McMillan

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Sep 12, 2021, 3:44:34 AMSep 12
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They’re specific to us equipment Linda so unless very heavy go Articles for the blind. 

Tim Dixon

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Sep 12, 2021, 10:23:10 AMSep 12
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Hello Linda,

I am new to Braille this year, and would love to buy one from you if you still have one.

I can't see your email address, but please email me t...@dixon-net.com if you have one available.

Kind Regards
Tim

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