Ford-Higgins Powerframe QBUS Docs
silent700 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 25 15:46:55 CDT 2017
I have scanned the manuals that came with my Ford-Higgins Powerframe
machine. It is a QBUS PDP-11/73 machine in what looks a whole lot
like a DEC BA23 enclosure. Not sure if it's a clone or a licensed
rebadge. The CPU board is DEC, the memory is a Clearpoint P/N
3325/300 (size unknown) and the disk controller is a Dilog DQ215 P/N
33214701 (SMD?). It has a combo fixed-disk/cart drive that their docs
call an RC40. That looks like a DEC part # but doesn't seem to be
anything they made.
There's very little out there about them (I found a 1992 Usenet post
from someone asking "what is this thing??") so I wanted to fast-track
these docs online.
And some photos: https://goo.gl/photos/DiXaiiMKXNorGqzVA
The machine has been given to a friend in search of a QBUS project, so
I don't have any more pics at the moment.
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