Looking for a PERQ
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Wed Dec 9 14:10:36 CST 2015
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> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Earl
> Sent: 09 December 2015 18:39
> To: cctech at classiccmp.org
> Subject: Re: Looking for a PERQ
> > This is a laughable ask, I realize that- but I'd really like to find a
> > PERQ.
> > Anywhere in the US and Canada is fair game. I am prepared to work on
> > one in any condition, and am okay with any model.
> > I'm definitely not asking for a handout and would like to negotiate a
> > reasonable price. (I am aware of the rarity!)
> > Please contact me off-list if this is a possibility.
> > For reference, I am located in Seattle, WA.
> > Cheers,
> > - Ian
> I know there are 4 or so in your area, but I don't think any are available.
> The newest one acquired is a PERQ-1 (and it is in good condition...boots just
> ..and just got the report that it booted about a week ago after the chassis
> with HD arrived) Only problem is we don't know the password for the user
> (and the guest account is disabled).
> I know about it, because I rescued it for him out here in Atlanta. And I only
> rescued it because I
> had knew Skeezics was a fan from some postings on sun-rescue years ago. I
> almost gave him a heart
> attack when I told I had picked it up and it was his, he just had to pay
> shipping... (it has an interesting
> history, I was able to contact the guy who orignally purchased it and used it at
> an architectural design firm he ran, some of the floppies with it are designs
> for jails... ) The guy who got it from him picked it up at a garage sale he had
> and was able to squeeze chassis, monitor, etc. into a Smartcar and get it
> home (with his wife).
> When I called the original owner he said this was the last one he had
> (bummer) but he remembers them
> fondly (and I was even able to find a picture of one in the history part of his
> company web site... not sure if it's the actual unit I picked up, but could be... )
> I don't believe Skeezics is on cctalk, but he has a number of them. Lots of
> good stories, his Dad worked at 3Rivers.... Skeezics I beleive also has the OS
> source and got the last machine
> that they had left when they closed down. He works on the emulator, etc.
> and has been chatting with
> Al about PERQs as well... If you want to see about visiting his
> collection let me know...
> Earl the Squirrel
I'd love to see a working PERQ once more, I used one for a while when I worked briefly at ICL in 1985. Are there any near Manchester (UK)?
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