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

From: Bernd Kopriva <bernd_at_kopriva.de>
Date: Tue Aug 3 15:20:39 2004

Hi Jules,
if i remember correct, then Tony Duell mentioned in one of the last Whitechapel threads,
that he has the media ...


BTW: mine is still not running too :-( (but i didn't spent much time on it)

On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 19:42:43 +0000, Jules Richardson wrote:

>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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