Finding classic computers in the UK
aaron at aaronsplace.co.uk
Mon Apr 25 03:30:00 CDT 2016
I hope you enjoy the VT220. I would have been surprised if that was
still unclaimed by now.
Unfortunately for me, I believe the sysadmin here is quite attached to
some of the older gear lying around. I've noticed a few 9 track tapes
I'm very central, in Nottingham, so travelling isn't too much of a
problem for me. I will keep an eye out for your posts here. :)
Robert Jarratt writes:
> 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
>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>> Subject: Re: Finding classic computers in the UK
>> Thanks for the links. I'll take a look. I probably stand more chance
> looking at
>> 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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