Identify this IBM box?

Ashley Carder wacarder at usit.net
Fri Apr 15 13:14:25 CDT 2005


> > > > The seller (obviously) doesn't know much about it, but it
> > appears to be
> > > > a fairly large deskside IBM machine from around 1980.
> > > >
> > > > Link to auction:
> > > > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5185251356
> > > >
> > > > Ideas, anyone?
> > >
> > > Looks like a System/3x?
> > >
> > > Don't pass up this "RARE FIND", folks!
> >
> > I'm unaware if many IBMs around that era shared chassis, but that is an
> > identical configuration to my System/34, from the 8" jukebox to the
> > programmers panel.
> >
> > Two of these just came up free for pickup in Canada (Post here to
> > ccmp only a couple days ago).
> >
> > (I'm not sure about its $30k tag, the woman I picked my /34
> from said she
> > paid $155k for hers in 1980)
> >
> > JP
>
>
> This stuff is about an hour from my house.  I could
> get it and possibly store it for someone.  I have a
> shop that has some room left in it.  Anyone out there
> on the list interested in this stuff if I get it?
> I'm in Leesville, South Carolina, about 50 miles
> north of Orangeburg, where the stuff is located.  I
> can't remember... how heavy is that S/34?  I remember
> that it was about 4+ feet tall and maybe 6 or 8 feet
> deep.  I can remember one night when I was playing
> substitute system operator, and I was printing the
> "billing register" at about 3:00am.  Every 30 or 60
> minutes, I'd have to reload the big line printer
> with the special paper.  I got sleepy after reloading
> the printer and I curled up behind the S/34 and went
> to sleep.
>
> BTW, my first real job after college was programming
> in RPG on an IBM System/34 from 1981 to 1983 or so.
> Then I moved on the the mainframe and COBOL and
> Command Level CICS.
>
> Let me know if anyone's interested in making a road
> trip to S. Carolina to get this stuff if I bid on
> it and pick it up.
>
> Ashley

Hmm, looks like they also have the printer that I
loaded before I went to sleep....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=74946&item=5185235633
&rd=1

Ashley





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