[personal] Re: PDP-8/e and terminals in West Sussex, UK

Mike Hatch mike at brickfieldspark.org
Thu Nov 6 05:24:57 CST 2008


> a) Not known not to exist any more -- so we exclude things like ENIAC
> where there's aboslutely no chance of finding an original

Could say that about many machines but then something pops up right next 
door, E.G. the 8/e in Sussex, I know lots were built but how many came into 
the UK.
I know there was a PDP7 within two miles of where I am now, but it's so 
heavily policed, literally, there's no chance of getting in to check.

Would add as "real finds" -
SDS 930 series
Leo III
Elliott 80x series

Mike
mike at soemtron.org


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Duell" <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:22 PM
Subject: [personal] Re: PDP-8/e and terminals in West Sussex, UK


>> I guess this has been discussed to death in other places(and here to),
>> but given the knowledgeable readers of this list, I'm just to curious
>> not to ask.
>>
>> How many linc-8, PDP-7 and PDP-9 survived? I've only seen one of each,
>> and only one in the flesh so to speak. Do they carry any value? or are
>> they simply to large for the general computer affectionado?
>
> What do people consider to be the 'holy grails' of classic computer
> collecting?
>
> That is, what machines are :
>
> a) Not known not to exist any more -- so we exclude things like ENIAC
> where there's aboslutely no chance of finding an original
>
> b) Sufficiently uncommon to be a 'real find'
>
> It would appear form the above that the PDP7 and PDP9 qualifiy. I would
> add the PERQ 2T4, possibly the HP9831 (the Australian site claims they're
> very rare, but I am not totally convinced).
>
> -tony
>
> 





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