On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 11:06 PM, Pete Lancashire
<pete at petelancashire.com> wrote:
> Rather have a C Itoh CT-101e ..
I can probably help with that. I'm in Ohio and I get out to Chicago
and NJ a couple of times a year. I have a cabinet of CiTOH terminals
I bought from my employer "some years ago". ;-) We used an
assortment of DEC VT10x, VT220, CiTOH 101 and CiTOH 101e terminals.
ISTR the CiTOHs were as much as $800 cheaper than DEC terminals at the
time. They were robust and at one point, I pulled out of the manuals
the magic escape sequence to "switch sessions" and use the local
printer port as a second comms line (we just had to bang out a custom
DB25 adapter since the entire company was standardized on Nevada
Western 6p6c modular serial and we didn't have a box of the right
adapters for the printer port). It was awesome having two live lines
in front of our usual switchbox setup for connecting to multiple
> ... knew one of the developers
> F/W was done in the US I can no longer remember the key combination but the
> terminal would let you know who did it
That would be fun to look up.
> Anyone wants to gain a cubic foot or two let me know
You got it!
> From: Adrian Stoness
>> its an 11 of some sort not sure witch one
Ah, OK. That's either an -11/04 or -11/34 in the top left corner, with either
an RX01 or RX02 above it. (Not enought detail in the image to say.) The rest
of it seems to all be some sort of custom medical or other specialized
(The /04 and /34 are very similar - the only difference is which processor
card(s) is/are plugged in - you can convert most -11/04's [it depends on the
specific backplane in use] to -11/34's by pulling the M7263 KD11-D -11/04
processor card, and plugging in instead the M8265 & M8266 KD11-EA -11/34A
processor cards, which still seem to be relatively prevalent.)
Questions for our HP specialists. I can't open the case of the HP 264x
terminals I just got. I see from the manual there is a small slot on the
side in which you have to insert a "key". Is the key just a small blade tool
or does it have to be more special shape than that?
I noticed someone selling a 660AV in my area on Craigslist. I went and got
it because for $50 he had a nice little Apple display with the machine
that matches my Quadra 700 and an Apple Adjustable Keyboard in good
condition to go with it. Turns out he gave me a whole slew of spare mice
and an extra Apple Design keyboard (a good, if ugly and PeeCee lookin',
The 660AV was dead when I brought it home. It would bong normally but
wouldn't produce any video. The RGB video connector on the monitor was
smashed out of shape, too. So, I used a sheet metal tool to re-smash the
connector back into the right shape, and some needle nosed pliers to
straighten the pins. Then I replaced the PRAM battery on the mobo and that
fixed it. I guess they don't quite last 23 years.
The weird thing about this machine is that it says "PowerPC" right on the
front, but it's *NOT* a PPC. It's most definitely a 25Mhz 040'. I wonder
why that's there? Maybe the guy took the badge from another system, but I
don't think so. This was the original owner. I also wonder why this one is
called a "Quadra" when I know I used to have a 660AV that was a "Centris".
Wikipedia seems to imply it was just a marketing name change only.
However, the article also mentions that most of the Quadras don't have a
floppy with motorized eject. Well, this one does. Perhaps it was replaced.
I just wonder what's up with these little nuances.
The best part of this deal is that the Apple Adjustable keyboard feels
mechanical, and I've been pretty impressed with it so far (once you
carefully remove the plastic wristrests). It was a bit yellowed, but a bit
of retr0brite treatment restored it to bright white. It looks pretty much
new, now. I gotta do the Quadra 700 and 660AV next. They aren't badly
yellowed, but somewhat. Since neither is scratched up, they should restore
My plan is to run A/UX on the Quadra 700 and MacOS 8.1 on the 660AV. Right
now I have everything in pieces. I'm waiting on another SCSI2SD to come to
be able to set them both up. Plus, I just got the one SCSI2SD and I'm in
the process of benchmarking it on several different OSs. I wish the US
vendor would sell the newer (v6) board, as it's supposed to support 10MB/s
synchronous (if your SD card can do it, and most can these days). All they
have on Ebay right now are the older 5.x based cards (which is like the
one I have now).
Ok gang - here's the 100+ pics from the warehouse:
https://www.flickr.com/gp/144446985 at N04/b76872
I included pics with model numbers where I could find them
>From what I could see:
** NO PDP or SGI anything (not even a coffee mug) **
Commodore 64 with peripherals, pretty much new in box
DEC VAX and Alpha desktop boxes
DEC VAXServer 3800
Three IBM mainframe peripherals of some sort
IBM robotic tape archiver
Terminals: DEC, IBM, Qume, AT&T, others
Printers: Okidata, etc
Keyboards: lots of special IBM versions, listed below
8 pcs of the rare short Keyboard I described to you earlier.
Model F Keybds: I am not sure how many model F keyboards I have,
but I do have them.
~ 4 pcs of Original IBM PC and PC XT Keyboards (1981-1984)
IBM 5251 Keybds: I have approx 8 pcs of 5251 Keyboards.
Keyboards we have:
IBM 3151 104 ~20
IBM 3161 104 ~50
IBM 3162 104 ~25
IBM 3163 104 ~25
IBM 3164 104 ~50?
IBM 3178 ~100
IBM 3179 ~100
IBM 3180 122 ~150?
IBM 3191 ~100?
IBM 3192 122 & 104 ~100?
IBM 3193 Unkown Qty yet ?
IBM 3194 Unkown Qty yet ?
IBM 3196 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104
IBM 3197 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104
IBM 5155 Unkown Qty yet ?
IBM PC XT/AT Unkown Qty yet ?
IBM 3471 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3472 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3476 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3477 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3481 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3482 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3483 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3486 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3487 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3488 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
IBM 3489 122 & 104 ~75 pcs of 104 Sm qty of 122
Here are detailed part numbers: (we probably have other models not
1391401 Clicky Vintage
1394100 3471, 3472, 3481, 3482 3483 122-Key
1394167 3476, 3477, 3486, 3487 122-Key
1394204 3472 104-Key
1395660 3476, 3477, 3486, 3487 122-Key
1395665 3476, 3477, 3486, 3487 104-Key
Qty 1 IBM 5642852 for the IBM 5291-1 (the -1 is the rare one)
I've started to look into hooking up pdp11gui to my 11/45 w/ M9301. Does
anybody here know how the console DL11 should be configured for this
wrt. data bits, parity, stop-bits? I haven't seen this mentioned in the
documentation or tutorials.
It seems the clock oscillator chip (E1, 13.824 Mhz) on my VT52 is
flaking out. It has become very vibration sensitive. I tried reflowing
its solder connections, but it has not seemed to help much...
Anybody have a spare, or suggestions/advice for a replacement? There's
certainly room enough in there to build and mount a small oscillator
board if the old/original parts are too hard to find or are all
similarly flaky with age at this point. Looking around on the web, the
symptoms of the resulting failure mode seem pretty common (no scan, but
a slight tap on the right side of the chassis will sometime restore,
though I suppose that could be many other things as well!)