can anyone identify this terminal keyboard and pcb?
COURYHOUSE at aol.com
COURYHOUSE at aol.com
Sun Aug 14 17:15:56 CDT 2016
Yes Al, That is a green Frog! Cool! glad at least one still
exists... I am in hopes there is still in one of existing in one the aux
buildings here... I should display some Courier stuff.
the later model was all while and had a detachable keyboard.
We had a surplus electronics dealer would try to sell them to
unsuspecting college students as terminals to be used with DEC system on
campus... as I remember they were for use with IBM systems.
ITT ASCIISCOPE was a good old self contained ASCII terminal and modem
ALL UPPER CASE... in the early 80s sold them fast as we could get
them... I liked UPPER CASE TERMINALS ---- QUICKER ---LESS WORK WHEN YOU DO
NOT HAVE TO SHIFT!
All the electronics scrappers and the few of us that dealt in computer
stuff would go to the ITT sales...
One of my best things was the palate loads of power cord that were new .
I bid and got and sold to Bill Godbout... - ah the early 80s! I met
Bill at a computer show in san Jose as I remember run by John Craig that
had the 59 el Camino ( I think I have the name right? correct me!?))
I saved I think 100 figuring that was as many as we would need for
Courier also had the contract to make the first McDonalds point of
order terminals all of us scrapped lots of those too.... did
anyone save one?
You never know what was going to be at a Courier scrap sale... tools,
pcbs terminals, cable on the wood reels...
This was an interesting era and the early 80s I think I hauled lots of
scrap... at the end of 79 started the business with 100 bucks and an
empty van. sold surplus dg and dec stuff piecemeal and some
interdata and what ever I could drag in..
Once I got the HP-2000 timeshare system that was the real game
changer... it put us in the hp parts biz to support our own system and then 83?
84 became HP PC dealers still sold 2000 and 1000 stuff and designed
boards for them.... got into the 3000 line ...
I suspect the board you have Al , if courier, with the plug in modem,
was surplused after I was going to sales... all I ever got there were
the while IBM ones and the green frogs.... the ASCIISCOPEs that were
floating around town may have come surplus into the market but just
slightly before i was going to auctions there or they were just some off
lease stuff from some of the lease companies that floated into consumer
circle and we would end up buying one every once in a while
In a message dated 8/14/2016 2:45:35 P.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
aek at bitsavers.org writes:
On 8/14/16 2:35 PM, COURYHOUSE at aol.com wrote:
> I am looking for the old green terminals we used to call green frogs
we got one a couple years ago
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