IBM 1130 for sale in the US midwest

Robert Ollerton rollerton at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 10:09:12 CST 2006


Looks like Guy and I share some common interests; including british cars
(MGB'79, MGA'57).  I wonder if 1130's leak oil?

On 12/6/06, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
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> Don North wrote:
> > 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?
> >
> I was (obviously) hoping to get it since an 1130 was the first computer
> that I programmed professionally (in 1971).  Because docs and software
> for it are somewhat scarce, as part of the acquisition I wanted to lend
> out the docs and media to make them available to the community at large
> (which is what I try to do with the other docs and media I acquire).
> Unfortunately, it looks like this will just fall into a "black hole".  :-(
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> --
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> TTFN - Guy
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