Rolm Computers: 1602, 1602A, 1602B, 1666, MSExx (was Data General Nova Star Trek)

Sean Caron scaron at
Wed Apr 27 12:57:44 CDT 2016

On Wed, 27 Apr 2016, Bob Rosenbloom wrote:

> On 4/26/2016 11:23 PM, Erik Baigar wrote:
>> Well - "are out there" I agree, but do you know of any PRIVATELY
>> owned and ALIVE machines? There is lot of PDP* discussion here, but
>> it is very hard to get in touch with people being working on
>> Rolm stuff. Of course: In contrast to a non-working PDP8 (which
>> still looks beautiful) a defunc Rolm processor is just a very
>> heavy brick of metal.
>> So any one out there also preserving Rolm computer hardware in
>> working condition?
> I have my Rolm 1603 working. No peripherals hooked to it, but you can toggle 
> in stuff from the front panel.

I don't have any ROLM computers (not that I wouldn't love one) but I am 
proud to say that I have a complete ROLM SCBX 8000. I've tried to take 
some pictures and compile some information on my personal site:

I just need to figure out how to get the rack out of my basement and into 
my garage! I do have diskettes for the system ... hopefully they're still 
good ... someday I hope to have it up and running.



P.S. Thanks, again, Bob for helping those two microVAX machines get to 
Michigan! So nice to have my Q-bus itch scratched again ;)

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