HP 9000s, Canon Cat, felines, etc. was Re: rogues galleries
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 27 17:49:08 CST 2006
--- Tony Duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> I find HP9000/200 machines (things like the HP9816,
> 9817, etc) to be
> farily interesting 68000 boxes, if only becasue they
> were designed in
> part as instrument controllers (something I tend to
> use computers for).
> And so far they don't have much collector interest
> which means I can
> actually afford them...
I was cleaning out the shed, and found this HP box I
brought home for no particular good reason. It says -
HP 9000 PC305, or very nearly. Is this along the line
of what you're talking about? Most of the guts are
gone unfortunately, but there is what appears to be a
CGA card (onboard 6845 or equivalent, 9pin and 1 or 2
RCA jacks on the back). Another card, can't remember.
Pretty much resembles their early Vectras. Ah that's
why I brought it home sniff.
And if anyone should have parts to complete it, ping
me. Apparently it's of the passive backplane desing,
and the cpu module, amongst other things, would exist
on a card.
> A Cat is a machine I would also like, but I am not
> going to find one at a
> price I can afford...
Mine...$20 US. Plus shipping. Hope is not lost...
Does anyone happen to know if the Canadian gov't made
ample use of these? There's some stickers on mine to
suggest it had functioned in such a capacity. And the
dude who sent it to me was in Washington state. Really
nice guy too. It made me a little uncomfortable to
take it off of him at such a low price (that's all he
wanted!). He told me not to let him know if I ever got
substantially more for it!
> (That's a Canon Cat, of course. I like the other
> sort of cat too, the
> type that wakes you up by purring, but they tend to
> just turn up for free
Yes, I have lots of those also. Not as many as
computers though. A respectable collection
nonetheless. And yes I didn't have to look hard at all
to pad that particular collection.
> > umm machinery? Got a T & LM lathe yet (not very
> > granted). Or a Drummond round bed? I want both,
> > you see there's this location problem...
> Not yet.
Seek and ye shall find...ask and it shall be
given...or sold maybe LOL LOL. You'll never know what
is waiting out there until you start a hunting.
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