[vcf-midatlantic] New museum artifacts -- great stuff!!

Andy Diller dillera at gmail.com
Thu May 30 06:50:12 EDT 2019


Amazing haul. Let's get one of those Stars working and exhibited this year! I will help with whatever I can. 


- andy diller


> On May 29, 2019, at 9:54 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
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> There was a place in Wilmington, Delaware called the Museum of Business History and Technology. They closed and offered VCF most of their computer collection. We selected certain items. Today was trip number one. We'll take trip number two later this summer.
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> I rented a box truck and drove down there. Bill Degnan (and his GF and the MBHT guy) helped me load up. Steve Anderson helped me unload back at InfoAge in a massive thunderstorm!
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> Today's trip included:
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> - Two Xerox Star 8010: these are massively historic! http://www.digibarn.com/collections/systems/xerox-8010/index.html ... Our oldest Xerox system until now was the 860. There's only one keyboard and monitor. MBHT has the mouse and they promised to dig it out and send it to us ASAP. I don't know if any other mouse can be used for testing in the meantime.
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> - Xerox Daybreak (next version after the Star)
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> - DEC Industiral-8 (not sure how complete it is)
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> - Mac 20th anniversary edition
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> - IMSAI 8080
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> - SWTP CT-64 terminal
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> - PET 2001 with the black faceplate
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> - About a half-dozen unusual analog desktop computers/trainers, including the "cowculator".
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> - EAI TR-20. Bill I. is restoring our existing one, so this will help a lot for parts.
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> - NeXT Cube. It's funny after the lengths we went through to get one last year!
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> - IBM 5110 + drives.
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> - Intersil computer ... Degnan knows about this; I don't.
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> The next trip will be for rack-mount stuff. Stay tuned later this summer.  :)
> 


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