Anybody want an Osborne?

From: Don Maslin <>
Date: Fri Jan 16 23:59:31 1998

On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Joe wrote:

> Francois,
> Well I got the Osborne. It turns out that the dealer had to move and had
> to get rid of a bunch of stuff so he was a lot more reasonable on his
> prices. I haven't had time to do anything with it yet. I probably won't
> for a few days. BTW Do you know what kind on drives are in there? They
> look like they might be some of the old Shugart SA 400s. If so I can
> probably use them to restore my old Altair. It has a disk controller for
> the SA 400s but the drives are long gone.
Joe, I have forgotten at the moment who the manufacturer was, but be
advised that the Osborne drives carried power via the ribbon cable. They
cannot be directly replaced with a normal floppy - or vice versa.

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