Siemens stuff in Kiel
axelsson at acc.umu.se
Sun Nov 22 20:11:43 CST 2009
Eagle Eye Pontus!
Nice spoting! It surely looks like a Tandberg keyboard used by Norsk Data.
If I have understood the scattered pieces of early Norwegian computer
history right then Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk AS and Norsk Data AS were
direct competitors in the early years around 1970. Later on ND
concentrated on the mini computers while they bought and rebranded the
peripherals from other makers. Kongsberg dropped the computers and
started to make peripherals and develop software. In 1987 ND takes over
the software branch from Kongsberg.
Ok, now I'm only waiting for all corrections.
Too bad I'm so far from that Kongsberg machine. It should definitely be
saved in some way.
Is it a complete machine? Is it a computer or some peripheral? How big
is it? Any software, documentation or tapes left for it? Is there any
way to tell the age of it?
> I'm in no position to rescue any of the stuff. But curious about a few
> things. Is it an ASR-33 on this picture? And is it that two VT78 or two
> On the last picture:
> I can see what looks like a Norsk Data keyboard, is there any ND related
> stuff there? Is the Kongsberg labeled stuff in any way related to that?
> When will this stuff be scrapped?
> Kind regards,
> Philipp Hachtmann wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> there are some Siemens items in Kiel. Free for pickup. Will go to
>> scrap if nobody wants them.
>> The first two pictures:
>> There's also a big printer (one TON!!) in another room. That unit's
>> future will be the scrapyard as well if nobody is interested in it.
>> Best wishes,
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