> On the other hand, it isn't impossible to find used red packs.
> CLEAN packs may be more difficult, though.
One thing that I fear is that the knowledge to *properly* clean a pack
is going away. There is (was?) a place near Boston that would do it,
and I am sure Farris can as well, but I know of no others.
It would be nice to document how packs are cleaned, so we can do this
in the future.
Speaking of Farris - is someone keeping an eye on them? Some day they
are going to call it quits, and they have quite the pile to be saved.
Well, now that it looks like the Dallas mystery cabinet is ID'd as
possibly for a PDP-7, this started me thinking.
Kicking around here is what I think it one of the extruded aluminum
handles for a Straight-8 - one of the long ones that goes up the front
door. It is (I think) the right shape, right length, and has decals MA
thru MF inside.
Does anyone need this for a restoration? Give me a sob story and
shipping money and you can have it.
does anyone have information (docs) on the DEC CR10 card reader?
It has a Soroban "Desk Top Card Reader", type "ERD" inside.
I could rescue that machine. But it's not that small. So I would like to know if anybody thinks I
could use this with another computer than a PDP10 (without using too much modern interfacing).
If anybody else is interested in the machine, let me know. It's located in northern Germany.
On 11/28/09, Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com> wrote:
> At 4:46 PM +0100 11/28/09, Pontus wrote:
>>Not mine, not affiliated, but I think a serious collector should pick
> I agree, racks like that are surely rare enough to warrant a rescue!
> If I were local, I'd go for it!
And for something 40+ years old, my definition of local is somewhat
expanded... unfortunately, Texas is still a bit far from Ohio. If
that were in Indiana or even Missouri, I'd definitely try to pick it
Looking at the rack, since a Straight-8 has huge backplanes that fill
the top of the rack, there are no upper doors - I'm wondering if
that's an -8/S cabinet.
I'm selling a NeXT Cube I got in a palette of stuff. I've already got a
turbo color slab so I really don't need a cube :) I'm located in
Bloomington, IN and I'm not going to ship this!
NeXT Cube N1000A
* 68040 @ 25MHz
* 64M RAM
* Broken 5.25 FH HD. Spins up then down. I'll supply a 2G HH Drive
* Non-ADB Keyboard
* Non-ADB Mouse -- damaged. It looks like someone let it sit in glue or
a solvent. The ball still rolls, but I can't open it to check to see if
the rollers work.
* Monochrome monitor. Readable, but like all monitors of that vintage
its a bit faded.
I'm asking $150
Going through boxes during my move in back in process. This is the first
partial list of surplus boards available. $10 shipping for any amount
within the US, overseas: please contact me. If interested in these or items
something not on this list, please contact me off list.
Feel free to respond with any comments or ?'s.
M3107 DHQ11 $30
M7090 COMM $35
M7504 DEQNA $35
M7513 RD/RX EXP $30
M7546 TK50 $25
M7559 TQK70 $50
M7651 DRV11WA $75
N7940 DLV11 $20
M7944 MSV11B $25
M7946 RXV11 $45
M7949 LAV11 $30
M8044 MSV11/D $25..5/$100.00
The above boards are untested,but have a 30 day swap warranty
54-13009-03 VT100 basic video board $50
54-14185-01 VT101 (I think) video board $50
These were tested several years ago, and I might test them again, but will
also have a 30 day warranty.
Many Thanks, Paul
For any of you who were temped to order through one of the Chinese
outfits advertising rare and obsolete ICs on the web, here's a story
of a guy who had the nerve to sell them to the Pentagon:
On the offchance that someone here may be able to help me......
I'm looking for any low-level technical information about the RM Nimbus
80186 based machine.
Specifically I'm looking for details of bios calls, and hardware
addresses, bus pinouts etc.
If anyone has a copy of "The Nimbus Advanced Programmers Refference
Guide" that they would be willing to part with, that would be most helpfull.
Phill Harvey-Smith, Programmer, Hardware hacker, and general eccentric !
"You can twist perceptions, but reality won't budge" -- Rush.