Data General Nova 4 needs a new home

David Griffith dgriffi at
Sat Sep 8 01:09:29 CDT 2007

On Fri, 7 Sep 2007, David Griffith wrote:

> I am helping to liquidate a collection of stuff belonging to a guy near
> Pasadena California.  Among the items is a Data General Nova 4 and related
> peripherals.  It includes the Nova 4 itself, a 25 megabyte hard drive,
> magtape drive, paper tape (I think), and assorted other fiddly bits.  The
> whole thing is in a 6-foot-tall rack, so you'll need to pick it up
> yourself and get a couple friends to help.  It also includes a decent
> amount of documentation and paper-tape software.
> This fellow got caught in the recent storm of mortgage forclosures and
> needs to clean out all the stuff he's not keeping (which is most of it) by
> the end of September: this month.  So, this thing needs to go NOW.  No
> reasonable offer refused.
> If you're interested, please email me at the below address or my yahoo
> address (cupricus) if that doesn't work for you.

Here's an update.  It doesn't have a paper tape reader, but it does have
an 8-inch floppy drive and lots of serial ports.  The Nova needs to be
gone by the 24th of this month at the absolute latest -- preferable
sooner.  Pictures can be seen at

David Griffith
dgriffi at

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