Cool IBM PC find

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Tue Aug 3 11:52:01 1999

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Marvin wrote:

> If it has a hard drive, it was probably not used as a Tempest machine. The
> TPC I have contains only two floppy drives, and my understanding is that a
> tempest machine must have media that can be removed and cannot have fixed

Well, perhaps someone bought this surplus and added the hard drive later.
But both the floppy and harddrive are enclosed within their own shielded
compartment inside the case. Still, I was surprised that there was no
shielding on the front of the hard and floppy drives, so it does seem

> media. Did you get the tempest keyboard and monitor with it? I got mine
> about a year ago, and was the first one I had seen. As seems usual though,

Unfortunately, no. Come to think of it, I may have inadvertently passed
it up at the thrift store, because it took me until I got home to figure
out what this thing was. But the connectors on back are pretty standard,
and I think I would've notice any odd or unusual looking keyboard or
monitor. At any rate, I'll be going back in a week to check if anything
else turns up for it.

BTW, I also have a tempest Macintosh 512K, and a tempest HP inkjet
printer. I guess I now have enough stuff to create a collecting
subcategory :)

> no docs came with it. Congratulations on the neat find!

Thanks! One more cool piece of IBM gear to add to my growing pile.

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