Found a PDP-8 today!
rigdonj at cfl.rr.com
Tue Jun 14 18:16:37 CDT 2005
A surplus dealer in Melbourne Fla has bought most of the stuff that Tom
had. I've been helping move DEC stuff for the last TWO days! It looks like
it will take at least two MORE days to get the rest of it. And that's with
THREE large trucks and a trailor and a gang of men. Today I took some
pictures of just some of the stuff. This stuff is all at a surplus company
now and will be sold (cheap) or it will be scrapped. If you look through
the pictures you'll spot some real treasures. If any of you are intersted
in DEC stuff you NEED to come down to Melbourne and dig through the piles
and rescue the good stuff. Here is a link to the stores website, it has a
map shgowing the location.
<http://www.astrotoo.com/Contact_Information.html>. Ask for Roger (he's
the owner) and tell him that Joe sent ya.
There are a LOT of working hard drives for DECs, COUNTLESS DEC chassis
and boards, Lear Sigler terminals, TEC 400 Series terminals, PILES of DEC
terminals and PILES more. Today I found a Cromemco system, a COMPLETE DEC
11/44 with dual FDs and a hard drive and MORE docs and software. Oh and
some good HP stuff.
At 11:13 PM 6/13/05 -0400, you wrote:
> I went with a buddy of mine to pick up some DEC equipment today. I got
>to talking to the equipment owner and asked if he had a PDP-8. He did! But
>it's already on E-bay :-( I took a look at it anyway and it's NICE! If
>anyone is interested in buying a PDP-8, be sure and check it out. Unlike
>most "systems" this one is a complete and working system and not just a
>collection of cards, boxs and bits and pieces. This one has a PT reader, PT
>punch, CPU, THREE RK-05 drives and an interface (it was once a controller
>for a GenRad test system.) It's in a rack and everything is mounted the way
>it should be and everything is cabled up and ready to operate. Since it was
>a test system controller, it probably has a butt-load of IO cards too.
>Everything works and it boots and runs OS-8. The three drives are all
>aligned and you can swap the disks into any drive and read them. The
>system is clean and in VERY nice condition. It's wrapped in shrink wrap so
>the picture on E-bay doesn't do it justice.
> Me? I got a CAR FULL of DEC software and documentation!
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