Wang 2243 drive enclosure

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Tue Nov 8 02:35:53 CST 2016

On 2016-Nov-07, at 10:06 PM, Jason Howe wrote:
> Are there any Wang people on this list?
> I came across a Wang 2243, which is an enclosure w/ 3 8-inch floppy drives in it for $75 in the local surplus shop.
> Is there a demand for something like this whole or is the value in the drives?
> I've been wanting to mess around with some 8-inch drives, but it seems a crime to break this unit apart.
> There's also a smaller Wang enclosure with dual 5-inch floppies in it, but I wasn't able to get a model number off it.   Also $75
> There big to store, and cut into my retro computing budget a bit -- but I'm tempted to grab them.. Is there any potential interest here in these units before I go back for them?

I'd be interested, if I had the Wang 2200 to go with it.

A few years ago I figured a nice collection set / museum display would be an HP 9830, Wang 2200 and IBM 5100 - three 'personal computers' from the early/mid-70s that predate the 'personal computer era'.
I have an HP 9830, but Wang 2200s seem to be rare and IBM 5100s are now in the multi-K$ range.

Would be good if it found a home with someone who has a 2200.

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