[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Mon Mar 26 09:26:26 EDT 2018

>> there is also a small stack of manuals

Excellent! Wasn't aware of nor expecting any documentation.

On Mon, Mar 26, 2018, 7:01 AM Tony Bogan <thebogans at mac.com> wrote:

> > On Mar 25, 2018, at 11:44 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > Chris F. and Tony were at the museum for us today.
> >
> > Chris said there were five groups of visitors ranging from seniors to
> children and from very interested to barely interested. :)  That's a normal
> Sunday: a mixture of all kinds of people.
> >
> > We also received the second half of the Wang system: its ASR-33 and the
> proprietary electronic control box. (Chris said that it "has several Nixie
> tubes for a display and about 25 keys. It looks like an oversized
> calculator with a long serial cable" -- just like this one, but without the
> demo stand and presumably not in black and white :) --
> http://www.thebattles.net/wang4000/img/trantanella4.jpg.)
> >
> > Tony continued his ongoing maintenance goal of fixing all of our many
> Apple II-series computers and Macs.
> >
> > I made a trip to the nearest Micro Center store and picked up a 4-port
> KVM for our rack.
> That was pretty much the day in a nutshell. One of my employees and his
> wife drove up so I spent some time with them in the main building (hotel)
> and then came back to the museum. They also eventually made their way to
> our museum and took the full tour.
> In addition to the teletype and control box for the wang hat was dropped
> off, there is also a small stack of manuals and paperwork for the computer
> as well. They are with the teletype in the warehouse.
> The young man I mentioned yesterday was back with his brother and
> grandmother. (His name is Sam. His younger brother is Nicholas)
> He asked a number of questions he didn't have time for yesterday and chris
> and I had a good discussion with him and his grandmother. It is very likely
> we will see him at VCF East in may, he seemed very interested.
> Tony

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