Bay Area: IBM 4341 and HP3000
ggs at shiresoft.com
Sat Jan 10 19:27:37 CST 2015
I had planned to. Unfortunately the condition of everything was even
worse than what Lyle had described.
In addition to the water damage (chassis rusted on the CPU and at least
one control unit), it was hard to see what all was there because of all
of the junk (tables, A/C condensers, random other *heavy* junk) all
piled *on top* of the CPU, terminals (a heavy table was being supported
by a number of HP terminals...when I tried to move the table to get a
better view of stuff you could hear things "crunch"). I did get enough
stuff out of the way to at least glance at the 4341. It was really
sad. 3 major cables had been cut. It looked like a side panel had been
removed and what ever was plugged into it was not visible (may have been
there but with out a major mining operation it was hard to tell). After
about 20 minutes I thanked him and left.
He had said that everything was operational before being put into
storage. It looks like they just grabbed, cut and generally abused
everything even before it went into storage before receiving the
additional indignity of significant water damage.
It's basically just scrap at this point. Very sad.
TTFN - Guy
On 1/9/15 8:19 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
> Take pictures!
> On Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 11:15 PM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
>> I'm the one who's coming out tomorrow. ;-) So it won't be going for scrap.
>> TTFN - Guy
>> On 1/9/15 5:25 PM, jwsmobile wrote:
>>> On 1/9/2015 10:43 AM, Bob Rosenbloom wrote:
>>>> I believe these are the same ones advertised a year or so ago.
>>>> Lyle and I went to see them and found a storage building piled
>>>> to the ceiling with stuff. It was impossible to see what was actually
>>>> there, though what could be seen had heavy water damage and
>>>> looked to be in bad shape. At the time he was asking $5000 for
>>>> it all so we just walked away. Might be a lot cheaper now.
>>>> On Friday, January 9, 2015 10:27 AM, Jason T <silent700 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Not mine, not near me, not known to me:
>>> I talked to the owner for quite a while tonight and got some information.
>>> He is very interested in moving it and is sending photos. He said someone
>>> is coming to take a look at it tomorrow in Freemont. I will post the
>>> photos he sends me tonight.
>>> I hope someone buys it for other than gold. I am not set up to address
>>> this sort of a deal myself, and am passing the info along to who may be able
>>> I told him about cctalk and ibm vintage lists, so if you are on that, that
>>> is the secret handshake as far as what I told him, vs. a scrap dealer.
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