imsai 2

From: Richard Erlacher <>
Date: Tue Aug 17 11:30:26 1999

In 1964, Olin-Mathieson acquired Winchester. For years after that, the gun
ads in the papers would advertise their "pre-1964" shotguns, rifles, etc. at
prices well above those of the "new" ones. The Olin-Mathieson folks did
take tooling out of mothballs and produce models which had been
discontinued, but folks seemed to prefer the "old" and original ones.

I'm curious what will happen with the IMSAI in view of the lack of
current-generation 8080's. Maybe they'll substitute an FPGA. Otherwise, of
what use will it be?

-----Original Message-----
From: William Donzelli <>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Tuesday, August 17, 1999 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: imsai 2

>> I couldn't help but wonder: Will the fact that you can buy a new one for
>> $995.00 finally curb the pricing on places like ebay for the vintage ones
>> you think?
>No, not at all. People will pay for the history.
>Look at the old Western Electric 300B audio tube (valve). These things
>skyrocketted to several hundred dollars each. A few years ago, Westrex
>decided to tool up and make them again. They produced 300Bs that are
>_identical_ to the old ones. What did the price of the old ones do? Well,
>not much. A little bump, thats it.
>William Donzelli
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