IBM System 3 Barn Find

Myoth wrote:https://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/1157230460.htm?ca=1_s

pls guys help me deal with this ....

I know this might not be the right thread but I also found one of these and I only saw this thread going about these :/

Wow, that is an IBM System 32. This is a different system than mine but is still a beamspring desk. That is a very neat find. I hope you can pick this up? I would grab this in a heartbeat if it were close to me.

Edit: The System 32 is the successor to the System 3.
http://www.corestore.org/32.htm
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JP! wrote:
Myoth wrote:https://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/1157230460.htm?ca=1_s

pls guys help me deal with this ....

I know this might not be the right thread but I also found one of these and I only saw this thread going about these :/

Wow, that is an IBM System 32. This is a different system than mine but is still a beamspring desk. That is a very neat find. I hope you can pick this up? I would grab this in a heartbeat if it were close to me.

Edit: The System 32 is the successor to the System 3.
http://www.corestore.org/32.htm

It's not very far from me (about 300km) but i can't really take it home since it must weight a lot and be really big. I'll try to though !
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Any more updates on this? Interested to see what has been done in the last couple of months!
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orihalcon wrote:Any more updates on this? Interested to see what has been done in the last couple of months!

I have not forgotten about this project but progress has been slow. I also had started work on a few other project keyboards and have not had as much time on weekends to really dig into some of this stuff. Basically this is an end-game keyboard for me which currently is not quite practical for me to use until I get a bigger place due to the size of the desk. Since I have not had a major impetus to complete this project, the smaller and more easily achievable projects have received more attention. With the success of emdude's 3277 pcb's, I think that now perhaps is a good time to start work on something similar.
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orihalcon wrote:Any more updates on this? Interested to see what has been done in the last couple of months!

I have not forgotten about this project but progress has been slow. I also had started work on a few other project keyboards and have not had as much time on weekends to really dig into some of this stuff. Basically this is an end-game keyboard for me which currently is not quite practical for me to use until I get a bigger place due to the size of the desk. Since I have not had a major impetus to complete this project, the smaller and more easily achievable projects have received more attention. With the success of emdude's 3277 pcb's, I think that now perhaps is a good time to start work on something similar.

I am still curious to see how the plastic bezel and other restoration goes. I get that the rest of the desk is going to require a car body collision specialist basically to replace sections of sheet metal. The PCB will be the easy part!
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So I have not touched the case beyond simple cleaning. Honestly I am not quite ready to tackle the case yet. I have been considering everything needed to make it look as good as new though. Also some of the experience gained in my recent endeavors and further readings here on DT should prove to be useful when I do start the work. I should have an update to this thread by next month or so.
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JP! wrote:So I have not touched the case beyond simple cleaning. Honestly I am not quite ready to tackle the case yet. I have been considering everything needed to make it look as good as new though. Also some of the experience gained in my recent endeavors and further readings here on DT should prove to be useful when I do start the work. I should have an update to this thread by next month or so.

This is one case where I completely understand I mean this is a XXXL project of the special kind and it's not been done [here] before.
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JP! wrote:Edit: The System 32 is the successor to the System 3.
http://www.corestore.org/32.htm

You've really inspired me on this thread.

I have a custom desk I designed and built out of oak plywood back in the late 1990s. It was designed for a style of computer that really doesn't exist anymore and is a little out of place and awkward now because of it.

When I go to replace it, I'm going to go with a design similar to one of the old IBM workstations. I'll design and create a new desk that's in that style of the old ones, but with some more modern conveniences added to make it a really nice user space. I'll also keep my eye out for some of these old workstations and if I find one just restore it.

Thank you for posting this thread! :-)

Edit: I'm thinking of something like this. One side for sitting when needing to, the other for standing, and with a large surface area for working on various projects. And probably a tall barstool-style seat as well for me as my aging legs get more and more tired at the end of the day. :-)
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And I could definitely use this:
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JP! wrote:So I have not touched the case beyond simple cleaning. Honestly I am not quite ready to tackle the case yet. I have been considering everything needed to make it look as good as new though. Also some of the experience gained in my recent endeavors and further readings here on DT should prove to be useful when I do start the work. I should have an update to this thread by next month or so.

Looking forward to this! For sure nothing like this has been done here before so best of luck!
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I am glad this thread has been inspirational. Rick, I would love to check out your neat furniture ideas once they start to take shape. A standing desk certainly would be useful though. Also lots of desk space for projects would be nice as well. The height adjustable desks where I work at are quite popular.

In the meantime until I have any big updates I figured I would post some pictures of IBM 3740 related items I have recently acquired. I have an interesting little article from a vintage magazine, but I need to scan than one yet.

Vintage press photo:
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If anyone is interested, here is an article I scanned from a vintage Resonator magazine which was a publication for Hodaka motorcycles. This article really captures how these systems were used and why they were useful for their time.

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The secretary looks like she feels dead inside.
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