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Krown Research / Krown Manufacturing

Note -  Looking for more  info to add to this section. If you were involved with the company 
feel free to tell some history.  Many thanks  Ed Sharpe Archivist  for SMECC



The above ad appeared in the TDI 2nd annual Conference  program book - 1977
From the Harry G. Lang Collection at  SMECC 




Krown Research  Porta-Printer II in wood grain pattern - 
 From the Zimet/Black Collection at SMECC    Photo C-SMECC   



Krown Research Porta-Printer II in beige  pattern -
From the Zimet/Black Collection at SMECC    Photo C-SMECC



The Fort Worth (Texas) Business Press recently profiled Krown Manufacturing, a longtime maker of alarm clocks, alarm system accessories and phone devices for the deaf. Sid and Barbara Ander, who are both deaf, founded the company as Compu-TTY Inc. in 1982 after moving from New York to Texas three years earlier and finding "nothing available for the deaf and hearing impaired." In 1995, they bought California-based Krown Research, which made the text telephones, and moved the company to Texas. With about a dozen employees and plans to introduce a handheld, pocket-sized American Sign Language dictionary, Krown expects continued growth. Marketing and sales director Bryan Davis said he saw a young person with music blaring from tiny earphones and thought, "I'll see you in about 20 years."



From the Zimet/Black Collection at SMECC    Photo C-SMECC 

From the Zimet/Black Collection at SMECC    Photos C-SMECC 


In 1975 Krown Research introduced
the world's first portable printing TDD - the PORTA-PRINTER. 

In 1977 Krown Research introduced
the world's first microprocessor-controlled TDD - the PORTA-PRINTER II.


In 1980 Krown Research introduces

the world's first completely portable Display and Printer combination - the PORTA-PRINTER III.

Features include:

HARD COPY - Printout using readily available paper - no ink or ribbon. 
- Large, easy-to-read green character display.

TOTAL PORTABILITY - Battery operated - only 5 lbs.

KEYBOARD MEMORY - Type over 60 wpm with our keyboard buffer.

THIRD GENERATION MACHINE - Our fifth year of service to the deaf community. 
- Parts and labor



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