rarest computers. was: RE: Xerox Alto Restoration + Emulation

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Tue Aug 3 14:42:43 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-03 at 17:37, John Honniball wrote:
> My rarity list:
> H&H Tiger, a dual-CPU (Z80 and 6809) machine.

Hmm, someone was supposed to be getting in touch with me about one of
these a while back, then they went quiet. I hope they didn't chuck it!

> Whitechapel MG-1, a 32016 Unix machine, made in Whitechapel, London.

Any install media? We have a couple at the museum; one's probably viable
for restoration using parts from both. Unfortunately the hard drive is
definitely shot in one of them, and the other is emitting a lot of
bearing noise and so doesn't have much time left.

I think they'd been stored in a giant container of dust and then had
water poured on them; and don't even ask about the corrosion from the
leaking batteries! :)

We have docs for them (no service manuals unfortunately) but no install
media so they're pretty much boat anchors right now...


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