DB-19: Resurrecting an Obsolete Connector

Big Mess O’ Wires has the story of how they resurrected the first DB-19 connector to be made in the 21st century.
From the article:
“About 15 months ago, I first started looking into the idea of manufacturing new DB-19 connectors. So here’s the thing – how do you go about having something like this made? I had no clue, and it took me over a year. How do you find factories that might possibly build something like this, and then how do you find a contact person to whom you can explain your needs? Almost all the manufacturers that I talked to blew me off, or wouldn’t even talk to me at all. The US-based manufacturers weren’t interested, or couldn’t do it. In the end, I went through Alibaba listings for companies that make other types of D-SUB connectors, and emailed several dozen of them to ask if they could make a DB-19. Only a few even replied, and only two said they could, both located in China. “

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Javier Rivera

I’m an apple //c fanatic, born in Mexico but living in sunny Miami, FL, the perfect place for retrobrite!
I like restoring computers to bring them back to their old glory. Also like to combine new technology with vintage hardware to give new uses to them.