Bob Davis and old computer stuff

Richard Pope mechanic_2 at
Sat Apr 25 21:03:41 CDT 2020

     I am willing to come and help you. I would need a place to stay. I 
am healthy and I do not have Kung Flu.
GOD Bless and Thanks,

On 4/25/2020 7:13 PM, Chris Zach via cctalk wrote:
> Well, it's dark, dirty, and a mess. Also stressful as hell to be down 
> there in a respirator, bandana, and long sleeve clothes.
> So let's do a guided imagery.
> Picture 1: This is down the first "aisle" On the left is a TRS80 Model 
> 3, On top of it is a crappy word processor. Those boxes in the 
> distance are sun disk boxes. That shelf on the right is full of old 
> 5.25 drives. I could see RD53's and the like, probably MFM and SCSI
> Picture 2: A bit more to the right and more clear. You can see RX50's 
> and a really weird computer in three boxes. Also can see the first 
> pdp11 and if you look in the center you can see the back of the perq, 
> a pdp11 in a really little bx with a 4 slot single width backplane, 
> and the Sun VME system that looks like a very large PC.
> Picture 3: You can see the hard disks and that weird 3 computer 
> system. One box is on top, other two boxes are on shelf beneath.
> Picture 4: Fail, not enough light. His old AV gear, probably trash at 
> this point.
> Picture 5: LK201 keyboards, what I think is a Sun2 keyboard, weight 
> IBM thing with a wire and a switch on top. Old Macintoshes in the 
> background.
> Picture 6: Side picture of another bookcase, lot of weird books.
> Picture 7. Close up of some odd stuff. The thing in the middle is a 
> GST something. Blurred, very little light.
> Picture 8: That's the Perq under that pile of wires.
> Picture 9: Closer picture of that GST thingie. No idea what it is.
> Picture 10: AT&T manuals. There are also others, what are they? Perq?
> Picture 11-13: Pile of VME? boards. Are they old Sun boards? Some look 
> to be memory on DIP chips.
> Sorry the pictures suck. As I said, you have no idea how stressful it 
> is to try and take pictures with a flashlight, gloves, and a fair 
> amount of stress overall by looking at this pile. It's all dry which 
> is good, there are also at least 2 Kaypro 4 units there.
> C

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