[vcf-midatlantic] Update on the Xerox 8010 (Star)

Andrew Diller dillera at gmail.com
Mon Jan 27 22:56:42 EST 2020


It's a daybreak mouse- look at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Daybreak#/media/File:XeroxWorkstation.jpg

And you can see the daybreak keyboard, which we don't have.


-andy


> On Jan 27, 2020, at 10:29 PM, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> 
> I'm going based on this:
> 
> https://www.oldmouse.com/mouse/xerox/star8010.shtml
> 
> And a photo posted by someone Facebook (that I don't think is on the above link - I think it might be a personal collection item).
> 
> Quite possible the keyboard for the 6085 is mixed up with some of the other Xerox items. Can't wait to find out!
> 
> On 1/27/2020 10:17 PM, David Gesswein via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>> It looks like a 6085 mouse. The keyboard we think is for the 6085 may not
>> be. I don't think it looked like these.
>> 
>> https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=14478
>> https://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&c=1052
>> 
>> CHM has one of the mouse but they didn't identify its use.
>> 
>> 
>> On Mon, Jan 27, 2020 at 10:08:14PM -0500, Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>> David Geisswein was so kind to take a look at one of our Xerox 8010
>>> (Star) machines at the recent workshop. It turns on... counts to 10
>>> on the LEDs, and then does nothing else.
>>> 
>>> But, as you know, that's a huge first step. The Star is now in the
>>> musuem and is slated for further repair as soon as possible. Hands
>>> on use will happen!
>>> 
>>> But we have a mystery:
>>> 
>>> https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/
>>> 
>>> Our donor provided two Xerox 8010s (Stars, if you prefer) and one
>>> Xerox 6085 (aka Daybreak) and only one mouse. Neither machine seems
>>> to have a port that matches the connector the pictured mouse. Maybe
>>> we're missing a piece, though?
>>> 
>>> You shouldn't need an Instagram account to view the pictures, but
>>> let me know if that is causing problems and I can upload them
>>> elsewhere.
>>> 
>>> Best wishes,
>>> 
>>>            -Adam
>>> 
>>> 
>>> <https://www.instagram.com/p/B72OuuBn4D2/>
> 
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