Round-up of classic HP stuff

From: Sam Ismail <>
Date: Sun Jan 18 12:04:51 1998

Frank McConnell and I (and another associate) made a nice haul of great HP
mini's yesterday. The tally:

(2) 21MX E computers (one having 1MW of memory, the other with 256MW)
(1) HP1000A
(1) HP1000 model 600A (hard drive, 3.5" floppy)
(1) Tape Reader Reroller (the 8th of only a few ever made)
(2) 2647F terminals (these are actually computers running Basic with
    built-in tape and external 5.25" disk drives but are used as
    terminals to the 21MX)
(2) Mag-tape drives (Frank will provide the specs and model #s)
(1) Big-assed line printer and stand
(2) HP racks

(Frank, what did I mess up on?)

Plus some software, a bunch of little spare parts, cables, connectors, and
a FULL set of manuals, including service manuals and engineering manuals
with schematics and all that for everything.

The guy was more interested in getting rid of it and having it go to a
good home than getting money for it. We paid him $200. Of course Frank
now has an invaluable contact for discussing his HP passion (the guy we
bought the stuff from is a 26 year HP veteran).

I think when it was all done Frank basically had an accident in his pants
as he could not contain his excitement over his good fortune.

On an unrelated haul, I picked up a bunch of nice IBM manuals. I got the
service manuals for the IBM PC and IBM PCjr. I also got the Options and
Adaptors manual which describes, of all things, the various options and
adaptors available for the PC, including the expansion chassis which I
found last year in a thrift shop. Also got an original DOS 1.10 manual
and software, a manual for Windows 1.03 (whee!) and a ton of other neat

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Received on Sun Jan 18 1998 - 12:04:51 GMT

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