[vcf-midatlantic] Gauging Interest: CompuGraphic MCS hardware
billdegnan at gmail.com
Tue Nov 5 10:10:32 EST 2019
If vcf does not want it, contact me about housing at Kennett Classic (
kennettclassic.com). We plan to do a large workstation exhibit later next
On Tue, Nov 5, 2019 at 9:52 AM Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 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
> > 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
> > 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?
> > 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
> > 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
> > store the rest (especially the phototypesetters) and I would really
> > hate to break up this set.
> > -ken
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