Hardest to Find Classic Computers

From: Merle K. Peirce <at258_at_osfn.org>
Date: Sat Dec 15 09:22:50 2001

Anyone know where we could find a Quotron 801?

On Fri, 14 Dec 2001, Loboyko Steve wrote:

> I'm interested in extremely early micros, so, my
> votes:
> Mike computers from Martin Research (esp. 8008 based)
> Scelbi-8H
> Qwint Systems terminals (Z-80 based)
> Intel 4004, 8008, 4040 development systems
> I worked for Martin Reasearch (when its name was
> changed to Qwint) and there were Mike parts all over
> the place as junk, damnit. OTOH, if I listed the stuff
> I threw out in the 80's, people on this list would
> probably cry...
> I wanted a Scelbi so bad I got the prints and manual;
> with these, I'm building an 8008 machine that will
> combine the best parts of the designs of the Scelbi,
> Mark-8, and Mike computers. I have also resurrected
> the SCELBAL computer language and have modified it to
> be ROMMable. I've written a Windows-based 8008
> emulator/debugger for it that runs SCELBAL on a
> virtual TTY on the screen or out a serial port.
> Interestringly, even a stock, fully loaded Scelbi-8H
> didn't have enough address space to run SCELBAL!
> A few people (on this list) are (hopefully) beta
> testing the emulator/debugger. Combined with a
> completely restored ADM-3A and some paper tape
> punches/readers, I hope to have a maintainable,
> demonstratable, working model of a 70's home
> computing setup.
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M. K. Peirce

Rhode Island Computer Museum, Inc.
Shady Lea, Rhode Island

"Casta est quam nemo rogavit."
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