LSSM is chasing this, was Re: General Data? Computer Equipment Auction - GSA

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Wed Mar 16 17:05:50 CDT 2022

On 3/16/22 16:56, Dave McGuire via cctalk wrote:
>> The LSSM is very interested in this machine for public display.  It would
>> complement the museum's collection of PDP-11s and other 16 bit machines.
>    By "very interested", Mark means "is actively pursuing".  Some of our 
> donors are willing to foot the bill for the acquisition and subsequent 
> retrieval trip; we've just about got it covered.
>    For those who may be unaware, LSSM is a public minicomputer/mainframe 
> museum in Pittsburgh, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, 
> that has been open for about six years.  The two DG machines in this 
> auction will have a good home with us; it is our intention to restore 
> them and place them on public exhibit for use.  We have an established 
> track record of "getting the job done" in this context.
>    I'm letting this crowd know in case any of the current bidders are 
> here and just trying to keep these machines out of the scrap stream, 
> etc.  We are donor-funded and don't have a lot to spend on this.
>    If you would like to support us in this endeavor, we accept donations 
> by check or via PayPal, see for more 
> information.  Donations may be tax-deductible depending on your personal 
> tax situation.
>    Thank you for your consideration.

   Ok, it hit $1200, we're out of the running.  I hope these systems go 
to a good home, and don't disappear into the black hole of a private 


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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