Finding classic computers in the UK
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sun Apr 24 22:38:48 CDT 2016
Dave is right, I have bagged the VT220 and will be collecting it soon. They
are indeed quite hard to come by. Perhaps you could offer the university a
swap for their VT220? I mean a PC with putty on it might suit their needs
just as well.
You don't say where you are in the UK. I only ask because occasionally I end
up with too much stuff and look to pass things on (free if I got them for
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Aaron
> Sent: 25 April 2016 00:50
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> Subject: Re: Finding classic computers in the UK
> Thanks for the links. I'll take a look. I probably stand more chance
> my University. I was in the server room the other day clearing some space.
> On one of the shelves they had a VT220 connected up to an old Solaris box.
> Very stylish!
> Dave Wade writes:
> > I think the pool of equipment in the UK is much smaller than the USA
> > and VT220, and PDP-11 seem to be like hens teeth and much more
> > expensive than in the USA.
> > Some stuff I have picked up from local contacts, some from Vintage
> > Computer Forums, there was a VT220 on there recently
> > http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?52096-Dec-equipment-
> > e
> > but I think Rob may have nabbed that, Some from E-Bay, Some from RCM
> > http://www.retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/forum/
> > It used to be possible to pick stuff up at Amateur Radio Rallies but
> > that source seems to have largely dried up these days.
> > Dave
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of
> >> Aaron Jackson
> >> Sent: 24 April 2016 23:00
> >> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> > <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> >> Subject: Finding classic computers in the UK
> >> Hi all,
> >> Can anyone offer any advice on where to find classic computing
> >> equipment
> > in
> >> the UK? I've been keeping an looking for a terminal such as vt220 for
> > quite a
> >> while now on eBay without much luck.
> >> Maybe I just don't know the right people?
> >> Thanks,
> >> Aaron
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