Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: O. Sharp <>
Date: Sun Jan 25 14:38:57 2004

I'm baaaaack!...

Apologies if this has been posted here already... I found this little
horror story on alt.sys.pdp8, and it made me cringe. If anyone has a
good estimate for this guy, it's probably best to reply to that

I'm just going to go put those tank-traps and reinforced concrete into
the front yard now... :/


-- forwarded message --
From: David M. Razler <>
Newsgroups: alt.sys.pdp8
Subject: CRISIS - need estimates on recent Straight-8
   sales/parts/repairs for insurance claim
   You're not going to believe this one
Message-ID: <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 16:12:47 GMT

Fortunately no one was hurt.
But my friends Jeff and Candice Nisler were home from their honeymoon
for about a week when their home was struck by a flying car - which
took out every floor joist and sent cinder blocks crashing through his
Straight-8 destroying a glass front panel, powdering the covers and
modules, shooting the power supply into a steel post (which it wrapped
itself around (pix at

  [The PDP-8 - or what's left of it - is in the photos on .]

Jeff doesn't want to give up on Kermit - his first computer, but wants
to force the auto owner's insurance company to repair/ restore the

He is also looking to establish value based on recent purchases of
Straight-8s, especially tabletop machines with glass panel and mod

Please post to me, he's a bit busy at the moment restoring the rest of
his life.

<I am also looking for anyone who is qualified to give me an
assessment on a Raytheon CRT of the type used in the PDP-1 - it is
being donated to THCM to help in the PDP-1 rehab project, and I'd like
to take the full legal deduction.>

-- end of forwarded message --
Received on Sun Jan 25 2004 - 14:38:57 GMT

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