Freebies in London, UK

From: Mark Tapley <>
Date: Tue Jun 26 11:25:24 2001

All, but particularly the UK readers,
        You've probably already seen this, but today on comp.sys.dec and
comp.sys.dec.micro respectively, I saw the below announcements. I have some
interest, but probably not as much as the cost of shipping, in

Rainbow manuals (but I'd rather ard gets 'em, he'll appreciate them better)
DEC kb and mouse (to go with my VAX 4000 VLC)
AIX 3.x manuals (a lab here has an AIX 3.2 machine with no manuals):

so if anyone picks up the pile and is willing to investigate shipping to San
Antonio, TX, I'm mildly curious as to the cost.
                                                                - Mark

From: andy thomas <>
Newsgroups: comp.sys.dec,comp.sys.sun.hardware,comp.sys.sun.wanted,comp.unix.aix
Subject: Free manuals and kit
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 12:21:13 +0100
Organization: Imperial College, London, UK
Reply-To: <>

During a clear-out I came across a lot of manuals for DEC and Sun kit we
no longer have. Some of this is brand new and has never been taken out of
its shrink-wrapping so it would be a shame to throw it away if someone has
a use for it. If anyome wants. it they're welcome to it for free. We have
the following:

        IBM AIX: various AIX 3.x manuals, application manuals, etc
                        too numerous to list here

        DEC: manual sets for VR-319 monochrome monitor, RRD42
                        CD-ROM drive, DEC 3000 AXP models 400 and 600,
                        manuals for the various Elsa graphics cards fitted
                        to PWS 500's and XP1000's

        Sun: One complete documentation set for SunOS 4.1.3,
                        several complete manual sets for SparcStation 1
                        and ELC 1

I've also got some hardware I don't want:

        DEC: One LA75 printer, three DEC Station 3100's (MIPS
                        CPU) complete with disks (Ultrix 4.2) but various
                        hardware faults, various DEC keyboards & mice.

        Sun: several SparcStation 1's (one is in working order
                        with a noisy disk but the others have various faults),
                        several Sun 17SMM1 monitors, three Sun EXP-2
                        external SCSI disk expansion units complete with disks
                         and various Sun keyboards and mice.

I'm located in Londion, UK. Please use my reply-to address
( as my from-address is broken (no time to fix my


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Newsgroups: comp.sys.dec.micro
Subject: Re: DEC Rainbow Hard disks, rainbow software archive, reading rainbow
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 11:52:56 +0100
Organization: Imperial College, London, UK
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Reply-To: <>

On Sun, 10 Jun 2001, B'ichela wrote:

> =09Hmm. I got a rainbow 100A With the Color/Graphics card but no
> hard drives (although at least a second RX50 would be great!

I've got an RX50 in good working order that I don't want. Whereabouts are

I've also got the full set of DEC service manuals, schematics, etc for
both the 100A and 100B, IPBs (illustrated parts breakdowns) which cost
cost me well over UK =A3100 back in 1987. Any use to anyone?

I gave my 3 Rainbows (one with 44 MB hard disk, colour graphics,
VR-241 monitor, 3.5" I-drive, etc), Code Blue, all software, etc to a guy
called Antonio who worked for Cabletron Systems in Reading, England
sometime in 1997 or 1998. This was shortly after DEC bought up Cabletron
but before Compaq in turn took them over - I don't know if he still reads
this newsgroup.

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