IBM 1130 for sale in the US midwest
ak6dn at mindspring.com
Tue Dec 5 13:30:26 CST 2006
Brian Knittel wrote:
> A complete IBM 1130 system just surfaced for sale in the midwestern
> US. It is reputed to be one of the very first ones sold. It was used
> by an architecture/engineering firm until a few years ago. It's an
> impressive system: includes the CPU, external disk drives, 1403
> printer, multiplex cabinet (interface for the disks and printer),
> 1442 card/read punch, 029 keypunch, documents and other stuff. We're
> working getting more details. Buyer will have to arrange for pickup,
> which will be a bit of a job as the machine is in a basement, and the
> pieces weigh around 800 lbs each. (The multiplex box could weigh over
> 1000 lbs). We suspect that a stair crawler might be required.
> We (we being Norm and Brian at ibm1130.org) don't know what the
> seller expects to get for it. He's under pressure to get it sold and
> moved within two weeks. This is a terrific system, but the pool of
> interested people is fairly small, and the moving costs are going to
> be considerable. (We would guess that the stair crawler alone will
> cost $1500 or more to rent for the day, and trucking will cost
> another $500 to 3500 depending on where in the US it goes -- overseas
> would be much more). He's aware of this, and we hope that he's
> realistic about it. We have an idea of what "realistic" might be and
> could suggest what you might want to offer, if you want the advice.
ebay 200053482851 IBM 1130,1133,1403,1442,1627,2311,29 ORIGINAL SYSTEM
Ok, so it was neck and neck between 'luckyjavalina' (?) and 'shiresoft'
(Guy Sotomayor) until 'doctor_death' (?) came in at the end and snagged
it for $9200. Anybody know who 'doctor_death' happens to be? Pseudonym
for 'dkdkk' maybe :-) ?
Is this system going to end up in a museum, another basement, or going
to be parted out on ebay?
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