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Teletype Corporation, abbreviated Teletype, was an American manufacturer of teleptypewriters, also known as telex machines, based in Skokie (Illinois, USA). The company was founded in 1928 after renaming the Morkrum-Kleinschmidt Company — itself established in 1902 — to the name of its trademark equipment: Teletype. The company was part of Western Electric (WE) and was merged into AT&T in 1930. Nevertheless it remained an independent operation. After AT&T was split-up in 1982, Teletype was gradually wound down and was finally dissolved in 1990 [1].

The company is well-known for its range of 5-level (ITA-2) teleprinters (telex machines) and associated peripherals, that were used worldwide by telecom providers like AT&T Bell. In the 1960s and 70s the company also produced a range of 8-level ASCII (ITA-5) teleprinters that were used as input/output terminals for the first generations of mainframe and mini computers.

Although Teletype was a registered trademark, it is often used as a generic expression for tele­typewriters and teleprinters. In modern computer operating systems, such as Unix and Linux, simple (virtual) terminal access to the command line — typically via serial or network port — is commonly referred to as the TTY protocol or the TTY port.

Teletype equipment on this website
Teletype Model 14
Teletype Model 33
Teletype Model 35
Teletype Model 38
Punched paper tape reader BRPE-110
NOT IN COLLECTION — At present, Crypto Museum does not have any Tyletype equipment in its collection. We do however hold documentation of several Teletype devices in our archives. This page and its sub-pages serve as a repository for documentation and other information about various Teletype models and peripherals.

  1. Wikipedia, Teletype Corporation
    Retrieved August 2019.
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