More cleaning out the Bob basement

Alan Perry aperry at
Sat Sep 18 15:14:14 CDT 2021

Where is this?

> On Sep 18, 2021, at 13:01, Chris Zach via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> 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?
> C

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