IBM stash in Houston

Lbibass

21 Jan 2019, 19:19

This is incredible. I would love to pick up some of these items. I wish the recycling centers near me would let people pick stuff up. Ah well.

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zrrion

21 Jan 2019, 19:36

I'll have to get some pics of the stuff I got later today. Wanted to last night but the drive wiped me out lol. It was great meeting everyone!

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Chyros

22 Jan 2019, 01:09

Oh man, I do miss the thrill of the hunt from the recycling centre days :D .

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JP!

22 Jan 2019, 16:07

XMIT wrote:
21 Jan 2019, 02:42
JP!, after this, you /are/ one of the professionals. :P
What have I gotten myself into :shock:

Also as a follow up to the Houston haul I stopped at the guys house on my way back home and ended up with some more stuff :roll:
Spoiler:

This is what results when an IBM F AT is crossbred with alien DNA.
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What a dirty looking board but in reality had the best feeling blue switches compared with the others I tried.
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Engicoder

22 Jan 2019, 19:47

Nice. That space invaders board looks essentially new. I bet those feel nice.

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kakan

22 Jan 2019, 20:54

ha! super intresting with that space invader board. Who didn't make a clone of the model m/f?

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Tha_Pig

29 Jan 2019, 16:33

Damn, I'd love to go give a hand, but I live too far away.
I love old junk.

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ayehavgunne

28 Feb 2019, 08:20

I live in Austin and would be interested in visiting if anyone else goes back.

the_ambyguous

18 Mar 2019, 17:55

DAMN I can't believe I missed this, I live smack dab in northwest houston too (Cypress), I knew there were treasure troves of keebs sitting around in a city as big as this, I just didn't know it would be so close to home :o

I would love to join you guys next time, not just for the promise of loot but to meet other people who love keyboards. all my friends and family think I spend just a little too much time on the upright pianos. I also work at a Lowe's Home Improvement store and have access to materials like pallets, boxes (not gaylord boxes unfortunately but large moving boxes), gloves, and headlamps at a slight discount. Definitely let me know if a return trip is planned and there's room for one more!

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XMIT
[ XMIT ]

19 Mar 2019, 03:10

Our contact stopped responding to calls, emails and texts. I'll keep an eye out for more hunts.

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XMIT
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28 Mar 2019, 02:33

The contact did eventually return my messages. He's been super busy. Also, he's liquidating the storage unit. He's already either sold all the interesting boards (Model Ms, an F XT, a couple of Alps), or is listing them directly on eBay. I didn't find any interesting terminals.

I went out there today to pick an IBM series/1for a friend. The actual cabinets, no terminal or keyboard.
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JP!

29 Mar 2019, 23:43

XMIT wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 02:33
The contact did eventually return my messages. He's been super busy. Also, he's liquidating the storage unit. He's already either sold all the interesting boards (Model Ms, an F XT, a couple of Alps), or is listing them directly on eBay. I didn't find any interesting terminals.

I went out there today to pick an IBM series/1for a friend. The actual cabinets, no terminal or keyboard.

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Thanks for saving this system and glad to hear it's going to a good home.

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