[vcf-midatlantic] Gauging Interest: CompuGraphic MCS hardware

Evan Koblentz evan at vcfed.org
Tue Nov 5 09:51:44 EST 2019

Thanks, but we aren't in need of this for the museum.

On Tue, Nov 5, 2019, 9:43 AM Kenneth Gober via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I'm helping to clear out a storage unit that belonged to a deceased friend,
> and I've come across some CompuGraphic MCS hardware:
> 2 dual 5.25" floppy drives (I assume these are the system units)
> 2 CRT displays, ~12" diagonal (one with white bezel, one with black bezel)
> 1 keyboard with a DB-something connector (I hope to unearth another)
> 1 8204/HR phototypesetter
> 1 8216/HR phototypesetter
> many phototypesetter font cartridges
> several boxes of documentation, including some CP/M-86 manuals
> floppy disks
> Does anyone have any interest in this?  Is it something VCF would want?  I
> prefer for everything to stay together (i.e. a request for just the
> keyboard and nothing else isn't generally welcome, with one exception).
> Note that the phototypesetters are fairly large -- bathtub sized.
> While researching what this stuff is, I found a very old request from Al
> Kossow for a CompuGraphic keyboard needed for some reverse engineering
> work.  So far I've only found one, and if I can't find another I'd consider
> sending the one I have to Al on extended loan (assuming the one I have is
> what he wanted, and he's still interested) but I really don't have space to
> store the rest (especially the phototypesetters) and I would really really
> hate to break up this set.
> -ken

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