Other places to post this:
Sun Help Rescue list - mostly Sun but there is interest in other stuff
too. http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescuehttp://www.irixnet.org/ , forum not mailing list but seems to have
taken over from Nekochan for SGI stuff.
Sadly don't know of much in the OVMS sphere, the openvmshobbyist forum
is basically dead now.
Reminder - The Kennett Classic Vintage Computing event is only 5 days away!
Many have already pre-registered for the all day vintage computing workshop
and there are still spaces for exhibitors available. After we break for
dinner there will be a chip tunes show from 7PM - 11PM
115 S. Union St.
Kennett Square, PA
(across the street from the museum shop)
484 732 7041
What to do in Kennett Square? Here is a sampling of restaurants within
walking distance of the event space - bring the family!
Hope to see you there!
kennettclassic.com <----directions and registration here
Given the hot real estate market, I've received an unsolicited
offer to purchase my office building and I'd like to accept it.
This means disposing of a great deal of classic computer stuff in
the next 30 days. I need to let go of what isn't sparking joy,
as they say these days. At least I saved the pieces. What will
best let me part with it is knowing that it went to someone who
also appreciates it.
I'm located in Jefferson, WI, halfway between Madison and Milwaukee.
I'd prefer in-person pickup over shipping, as I have a shortage of
time and adequate shipping boxes for heavy stuff.
Sure, I'll take cash but I also realize I may need to be giving
it away. I'm debating how to do it. Facebook Marketplace?
eBay pick-up only? Just here on CCC? A web site? I'll work on
a more detailed list and pics of what has to go and I'll figure out
the best way to post. Yes, it's unfortunate that I didn't take
a van-load to VCF Midwest a few days ago.
Off the top of my head, a Microvax, a MicroPDP-11, an 11-23,
a Vaxstation, a Kaypro, two CBM PETs, a Tandy M-100 or two, a
Zilog development system, two PDQ-1, a Sage, some S-100 cards,
piles of other cards for various systems, probably a pile of Amiga
stuff (A500, A1000, A2000, A3000, Toasters, early developer docs),
some C-64 or C-128 and software, some Apple II and clone stuff,
Macs from classic on up, a great deal of 3D related software and
manuals from 80s/90s for Amiga/PC/Mac/SGI, several SGIs, a Play Trinity
video system, Palm handhelds and developer stuff, Compaq and HP
handhelds, a Pertec 9-track, an ASR-33, bare 8-inch drives
and cabling, a number of tube monitors of sizes from large and
SGI and Trinitron down to smaller terminals. A serial terminal
or two. A few dot-matrix printers and lasers and ink-jets.
A stack of Pentium Pro 200 chips, bags of other CPUs and older
I have either the world's largest or second-largest collection of
Terak computers, on the order of a dozen, and nine or ten need to go.
Plus other interconnecting stuff, BNC cable, serial and parallel, etc.
Docs like a decade of SIGGRAPH proceedings, Inside Mac, years of
MSDN CD sets (Intel/MIPS/AXP era), sets of late-80s early-90s
computer magazines (inc. early BYTE and Kilobaud and Dr. Dobbs,
Amiga mags, video industry mags).
A pile of early WISP outdoor WiFi era antennas (dishes, panels,
directionals of various dB, N connector) and associated heavy coax.
Plus a fair pile of more "contemporary" PC stuff from the last 20 years.
Misc cards, VLB, EISA, etc. A bunch of PCs, plus IDE and SATA drives.
Many misc. consumer firewalls.
Some odd laser and optical stuff. A number of older lab-quality
microscopes like a projector scope, several desk microscopes,
a black Leitz Ortholux, an articulated standing Zeiss surgical scope.
A Leitz Focomat II photo enlarger and all the extras.
An AMRAY electron microscope.
And just to put fear in your heart, what doesn't go will go to you
will go to the electronics scrapper and the dumpster.
Send me an email...
2.9BSD had a driver for it.
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> I've been working on a newly donated PDP 11/70 at the LSSM. I just
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Went over to chip away at the Bob basement, and this time Alex came with
me. This is not a bad idea as if one of the piles shift and I get stuck
it would be nice to have someone there to call 911. Anyway we cleared
out a lot of the stuff in the tunnel to the Perqs including:
A Franklin computer, in box.
A TRS80 Model 3
An Apollo 3500 or so server box (heavy)
A Sun2 something
A sun 3/60 (I remember these!)
A Sparcserver 10,000 (heavy beyond belief)
Some sort of an IBM AS400 thing (also heavy)
An Apple II/e.
Few more hard drives
Weird scope like things
The good news is the way to the MicroVax and the Perqs are clear. The
bad news is these are Perq2's which are bulky and there is still a
pedestal mounted Sun 3/110 in the way.
Moral: Do not die with a lot of this stuff in your basement. We were far
more able to move this stuff 30 years ago when we were young than today.
We may need more people. 2 hours of working that pile left us both
trashed. Ian, want to come over sometime?
Clive SInclair was a British entrepreneur who designed and built very small
computers back in the early days of 8-bit computing. Whether he created a
'first' as Fred argues doesn't lessen his role in microcomputing history.
Let's celebrate pioneers who gave us what we have today.
Only 9 days until the 2nd-annual Kennett Classic
URL for more info: https://www.kennettclassic.com/
WHAT: Our yearly event to celebrate another year of operations.
WHERE: 115 S. Union St. Kennett Square, PA USA (Between Philadelphia and
Baltimore). The venue is called "The Garage", it's a large ventilated
building located across the street from the museum.
[ 8AM ] the workshop / hackerspace opens
[ 12 Noon - 5PM ] - open to "the public" exhibits
So far we have about 10 exhibits - We could use a few more, please inquire
[ 5-7PM ] - Retooling for the music performances / Dinner
There are a dozen restaurants within walking distance and lots to do in
Kennett Square, PA or you can use that time to tour the museum, or just
stay in the building and continue your work
[ 7PM - 11PM ] Live Chiptune / Wave-bending performances!
(sound clip links from kennettclassic.com)
PFT made MOD-U-LINE MCLS modular aluminum enclosures (sides, top and front/back).
The only information on the web is
Does anyone still have a copy of their brochure?
They were used a lot for projects in the 70's and 80's like the PCM-12
The company was bought by Zero Mfg in the 90's. There isn't anyone making
anything like that now.