A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Fri Jun 16 21:12:45 2000

We found one source that has yielded 3 truckloads of Wang equipment and
documentation and software so far. There is actually one working VS-65
system still left behind.

On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, William Donzelli wrote:

> > More like oil, plenty of its down there, you just need to drill deeper. Do
> > you think the stockpile of old DEC stuff John found this year is the ONLY
> > one? I hope not.
> Of course not. That DEC pile was huge, but other piles do turn up (wasn't
> there one in Delaware about three years ago?). Smaller, yet sizable
> caches pop up as well. RCS/RI has certainly done well - one early haul
> involved three PDP-12s (one a super-12), two LINC-8s, a Packard Bell 250,
> a Univac card punch, and a number of PDP-8 and -11 systems. All
> from one place. More recently, RCS and RICM came across a cache of IBM
> stuff - mostly semi-interesting hardware, but also something like 800
> pounds of documentation - service manuals and the like - for non-PC
> systems dating all the way back to 1960.
> Look, and you shall find them. I am always running into piles of old
> surplus radio and radar gear (my main interest), one of which makes the
> DEC pile look tiny. Radar gear or old computers - the piles look the same
> from a distance.
> William Donzelli
> aw288_at_osfn.org

M. K. Peirce
Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
215 Shady Lea Road,
North Kingstown, RI 02852

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