Well actually I didn't rescue them - they belonged to my father so i guess
you can say I inherited them. He was a physicist and did quite a bit of
Fortran development on them years ago. I worked with Suns at the time and
so our worlds kind of merged and I ended up helping him with some problems
he had and ended up learning some things about Apollos in the process. Plus
he had a pretty decent documentation collection too which was very helpful.
Eventually when he saw the end days for Apollo he scooped up all of the
machines he could find and hoarded them away. He even managed to get ahold
of the Apollos at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography lab when they
scrapped them. I think i have about 15 of them in various states and I have
a decent collection of spare parts. I did get rid of the monitors though
since they were too much to deal with and they output fine on
my flat-screen monitors with the right cabling. But yeah there sure doesn't
seem to be very many people out there that have them anymore for whatever
reason...Not the most attractive boxes and they are heavy as hell too!
On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 4:59 AM Jules Richardson via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
On 4/7/21 1:16 AM, Kurt Nowak via cctalk wrote:
Back after a long time away from this list... I happen to have a small
of Apollo DN3500/4500 boxen which i pulled out
the other day to see if
I can't help with the date issue, but just wanted to say how nice it is to
hear that someone out there has rescued some Apollo stuff - there was
someone in one of the other vintage groups I'm in a couple of years back
who'd found one of their early machines (dn400 I believe), but that's the
only time I think I've seen mention of them in a very long time.
I had access to a lab of 9000/425 machines in the mid 90s and that's what
got me hooked, then when I was at TNMoC prior to my moving over to the US
we had some 2500/3000/4000 systems that I looked at, but sadly those had
spent some time in damp conditions and weren't ever likely to work again -
the corrosion was just too bad.