Identify this IBM box?
jrkeys at concentric.net
Fri Apr 15 13:53:23 CDT 2005
I would love to get all the items he has up for bid, each starts out at $1
and no takers so far. I sent him a email about shipping the KB he has but
no answer back yet. I also asked if he would donate the stuff for a tax
write-off if no one bid on it. He three large printers, terminals, and two
CPUs. Let's talk offline.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ashley Carder" <wacarder at usit.net>
To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts"
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Sent: Friday, April 15, 2005 1:11 PM
Subject: RE: Identify this IBM box?
>> On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
>> > On Fri, 15 Apr 2005, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>> > > 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)
> 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.
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