IBM 1130 for sale in the US midwest
bobalan at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 28 19:24:24 CST 2006
Well, I guess I'm interested. It sounds like a big chore in getting it though, but I'm sure it would be worth it.
Brian Knittel <brian at quarterbyte.com> wrote: Hi folks,
A complete IBM 1130 system just surfaced for sale in the midwestern
US. It is reputed to be one of the very first ones sold. It was used
by an architecture/engineering firm until a few years ago. It's an
impressive system: includes the CPU, external disk drives, 1403
printer, multiplex cabinet (interface for the disks and printer),
1442 card/read punch, 029 keypunch, documents and other stuff. We're
working getting more details. Buyer will have to arrange for pickup,
which will be a bit of a job as the machine is in a basement, and the
pieces weigh around 800 lbs each. (The multiplex box could weigh over
1000 lbs). We suspect that a stair crawler might be required.
We (we being Norm and Brian at ibm1130.org) don't know what the
seller expects to get for it. He's under pressure to get it sold and
moved within two weeks. This is a terrific system, but the pool of
interested people is fairly small, and the moving costs are going to
be considerable. (We would guess that the stair crawler alone will
cost $1500 or more to rent for the day, and trucking will cost
another $500 to 3500 depending on where in the US it goes -- overseas
would be much more). He's aware of this, and we hope that he's
realistic about it. We have an idea of what "realistic" might be and
could suggest what you might want to offer, if you want the advice.
If you're interested, contact Norm "at" ibm1130.org or contact me
directly, and we'll put you in touch with the seller. We'd really
like to see this system stay together and go to a person who's
interested in keeping it intact! We'd much rather see it go as a
whole package to a classiccmper than get pieced out on ebay.
Brian Knittel and Norm Aleks
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