Old (1980s) Computer Giveaway, UK, North West
chris.shallcross at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 03:59:09 CDT 2005
This seems to be the better of the two lists to put this, so here goes.
Recently we've had a bit of a clearout at the company where I work. As it's
a SW house from the early 80s we've unearthed all sorts of kit in the
cellars. As I know people collect and use old computers I've gained a "stay
of execution" for the old computer kit while I try to find a better home
than a disposal site. If anyone can give a good home to any of the items in
the following list please get in touch with me.
* All equipment is unwarranted. I don't know if any of it actually works. I
can try to find out, but I can't guarantee anything.
* Shipping not included. This isn't a for-profit exercise, but I can't run a
for-loss exercise either - I don't think the powers that be would like that.
* If you want to make a donation it'll be most welcome.
In short, pay the shipping and I'll get it to you - carrier of your choice
so long as they'll pick up from here. I don't know if any of it works, but I
can try plugging it in and see what happens. It's all UK-spec, so if it's
shipped elsewhere I don't know if it will work on your mains power, etc. If
you want to cover the cost, I'll ship it to just about anywhere.
List as follows:
1x Apricot F10 (whirrs, beeps and flashes lights when plugged in) 1x Apricot
5.25 drive, model no XN525F 1x Apricot Monitor, model no 12HM
1x Maxi 150MB tape drive (it's as big as a modern thin desktop and weighs as
much, no media)
1x Tandon 286/N
1x Peanut PC2000 (this looks pretty old)
1x Northstar 100 (early 80s server, pretty big), and keyboard
1x Hasler telex, model no TU/014/10
4x Signet 3 boxes
1x Signet PC? (it looks like a PC, only it's dated Jun 1982)
1x Ampex ATL Model 210 + keyboard
1x Victor V286
1x Unisys <something> 5059
There's a fair amount of 386/486/pentium 1 + 2 class stuff, old CRTs
We're based in Blackburn, UK. If you have any questions feel free to contact
me and I'll try to answer them as best as I can. I hope someone can give at
least some of this a home - it seems a real shame to let it all go.
my.name at gmail.com
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