Must-have PDP-11 accessory on eBay -- VINTAGE BUS GRANTOSAURUS REX

Jules Richardson julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 11:30:25 CDT 2005


On Thu, 2005-04-07 at 17:02 +0100, Bert Thomas wrote:
> James Fogg wrote:
> >>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1247&it
> > 
> > em=5181545036&rd=1
> > 
> > 
> > Odd - even the board artwork reads Bus Grantosaurus Rex. It looks like
> > someone made some custom PC Bus Grant boards and needed a laugh. Making
> > such a board at home would be a simple project.
> 
> It would be, but I don't believe this board is made at home.
> To me it looks like gold contacts on the edges and the font of the text 
> to me looks exactly like the font on real DEC boards.

Could it have been a normal board to which someone took a jig saw, and
they somehow worked out how to do the solder lettering themselves?

That or it was someone at DEC who got a short batch done with the
lettering and did the rest themselves...

cheers

J.




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