IBM stash in Houston

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elecplus

IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by elecplus » 11 Jan 2019, 19:30

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xwq1J ... TogANG2iye This was sent to me by a fellow member here. We are getting a group together to sort it all out. If you live in Houston, or close by, and want to help, send me a PM!

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TheInverseKey

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by TheInverseKey » 11 Jan 2019, 19:36

elecplus wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 19:30
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xwq1J ... TogANG2iye This was sent to me by a fellow member here. We are getting a group together to sort it all out. If you live in Houston, or close by, and want to help, send me a PM!
Model M Spotted!
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Engicoder

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by Engicoder » 11 Jan 2019, 19:36

Who knows what treasures are hidden in the heap. Good luck!

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depletedvespene

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by depletedvespene » 11 Jan 2019, 19:40

Good luck! Wish I was there. :-)

ClicksOnLinks

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Unread post by ClicksOnLinks » 12 Jan 2019, 01:41

I'd love to come help, out of town unfortunately :(

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Noobmaen

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by Noobmaen » 12 Jan 2019, 01:46

Looks like a series 1 to the left, maybe there are 4978 terminals/keyboards too?

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elecplus

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by elecplus » 14 Jan 2019, 20:17

Stash will be sorted out early next Saturday morning in Katy, TX. If you are interested in carpooling with Xmit, there might be 1 seat left. Please send him a PM ASAP. If you are out of town and want to come down from the Michigan area, please send a PM to JP!

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XMIT
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Unread post by XMIT » 14 Jan 2019, 20:33

Looks like it's going to be a crowd at this point. Let's see what we find.

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JP!

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Unread post by JP! » Yesterday, 06:36

Just a quick reminder that round 1 of the Houston haul will take place @ 10-10-30am (all day) on Saturday 1/19! The keyboards most likely will find new homes quickly but there are literally hundreds of towers and monitors and boxes filled with old computer books and manuals :shock: pm me for details. No way we can even make a dent in this pile so if you can't make it Saturday I can still put you in touch.


Note: this is the nearly empty unit. The main unit though is 15' x 30' and is filled basically to the ceiling by a master hoarder.
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Unread post by Muirium » Yesterday, 07:02

A master hoarder indeed. Those weighty CRTs piled on high, over better things, gives me the heebies. But such is the way of a hoard in the rough.

Best of luck with the harvest!

mcmaxmcmc

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Unread post by mcmaxmcmc » Yesterday, 07:06

Man, I wish I could've been there! It seems so fun to just dig and loot stuff. Too bad I'm in northern California. Wish the best of luck to everyone who's going! (someone get me a Model M/F if there's one from the pile for shipping price pls)

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matt3o
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Unread post by matt3o » Yesterday, 09:31

man, I would love one of those old IBM cases... but shipping and import would kill me

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kakan

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Unread post by kakan » Yesterday, 10:37

Hope you may find many model m's and f's in good condition! And maybe a few rarities.

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JP!

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Unread post by JP! » Today, 05:18

So today Elecplus, Xmit, myself and a few others joined in for an adventure packed day of sifting through massive towers of computers and monitors. Although we did get through everything, we covered a lot of ground but with better planning I think we definitely could have sorted through the whole stash in about half the time but everything we moved out that did not find a home had to go back.

Some of the keyboards (boxes more and wish I had more pictures) but some of these I either acquired or found interesting enough to take a picture of. There were lots of Model M's around, only a single Model F XT was found, a couple Leading Edge boards with blue Alps, and every variety of Apple keyboard one could imagine were there.
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This Atex terminal keyboard really was lovely. I would have liked to have this one. Haata has one though: Atex KDO158-01
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TI with green Alps
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Green Alps
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Yellow Alps
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Vintage MX Blues
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This Sun system keyboard found a new home with someone who has the system (2 of them) but was lacking a keyboard.
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MicroSwitch Hall Effect
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Xmit found this one among a pile of other Apple's with not so interesting switches. These switches are really nice.
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Vintage computer stuff that belongs in a museum:
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The state of things as we take things out and put things back. Interestingly enough, much of the equipment we handled had asset tags from the University of Minnesota, yet all of this ended up in Houston Texas :o
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This shirt is legit
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Sadly the rarest Apple stuff seemed to be at the bottom under several hundred pounds of junk. Today an Apple Lisa was also extricated from this disaster.
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Two PDP-11 systems with Kennedy tape drives and Atex terminal hardware were in the large unit with the two other large IBM systems.
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PDP-11/34 :shock:
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IBM Series 1 used by Honda Motors
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mcmaxmcmc

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Unread post by mcmaxmcmc » Today, 05:26

Wow, these are great finds! Congrats to all of you.

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