Help identifying Mystery CDC Terminal...
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Sat Feb 16 16:28:39 CST 2008
On 2/16/08, Josh Dersch <derschjo at msu.edu> wrote:
> Hey all --
> Picked up an old dumb terminal (and I feel secure in calling this one
> "old") today at Re-PC in Tukwila, WA (I'm starting to really dig this
> place...). It's a CDC, labeled on the back as a "Display Terminal" (go
> figure), Equip. Id #CC5A5-A, Series Code 2, Part #15551800. I haven't
> been able to find any information on this beast at all on the 'net.
> I've put up some pictures here:
> http://yahozna.dyndns.org/computers/cdcterminal/ (Haven't had a chance
> to clean it up yet, so it's kinda smudgy...)
> My favorite thing about this terminal is the huge, backlit buttons on
> the front for Power, etc... very cool :). I've powered it up after
> giving it a check-out, and it appears to work fine. I haven't hooked it
> up to a serial line yet, but that's coming... maybe Linux has a termcap
> entry for this thing? :)
> Opening it up reveals repair tags with dates in 1974. There are four
> PCBs mounted inside, connected by a ton of ribbon connectors (there's no
> backplane to speak of). Looks like it's all TTL, though I haven't taken
> the boards out to investigate. Not sure I want to disturb them :).
> Anyone know anything about this thing? What's it capable of? What was
> it originally connected to?
I'm afraid I have no idea what that is, but it's great! I especially
like the baud setting knob on the back.
http://yahozna.dyndns.org/computers/cdcterminal/CIMG1330.JPG <-- Is
that a PERQ terminal in the background, by chance? I'd like to find
one of those as least as much as I'd like to find a BLIT or one of
your CDC terminals :)
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