Reading it now. That's pretty neat; just to see what the whole quoting and
sales pitch thing looked like back then. It's much more informal today!
On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM, B Degnan <billdeg at buzz1.com> wrote:
May 1st, 1964 the Honeywell Electronic Data Processing Division Bala-Cynwyd
office sales team led by Stephen S. Berry (Sales Representative) and H.L.
Sweatt (Branch Sales Mgr) submitted their proposal to DuPont Company to
upgrade the Treasurer's Department computer system. DuPont had been running
an IBM 1401 system but they were looking to upgrade. Initial discussions
between the two companies appear to have been about the H-200 computer.
After assessing the needs of the Treasurer's Department, Honeywell is shown
to suggest that DuPont instead acquire a system comprising of combination
of H-800/1800, H-300, and components. For reference Honeywell also included
info about the H-200.
This proposal contains pricing and system configuration. It also contains a
comparison between the IBM 1401 and the Honeywell B-200. A nice set of
one-page product sheets about the H-200 line are included. This is an
excellent historic reference because it puts the systems in context, from
the Honeywell perspective.
PDF Set: http://vintagecomputer.net/browse_thread.cfm?id=589
Not sure where on BitSavers.org
one would put this set as it covers
multiple systems as well as a compare contrast with IBM 1401.