OOPS! was: Re: Forward from the Computer Collector's List

From: Joe R. <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Thu May 13 08:11:05 2004

    I just found out that the original message from Brian came from his
site at <http://www.geocities.com/computercollectors/index.htm> and not
from this list. So if my message appeared out of the blue then that's why.
I expect that many of you are also on Brian's mail list. If you're not, you
should consider joining (use the link above).


    FYI I went over and visited Ed today and bought the o'scope. He has a
nice old IBM PC XT if anyone is interested in one. He's the original owner
and thinks that he still has the original reciepts, etc for it. He bought
it WITHOUT a hard drive! It still has the two original HH floppy drives
with the * on them. He's installed a hard card and a 3 1/2" floppy drive.
It still has the original floppy drive controller in it. I think he has all
or most of the other original cards for it. He has several different video
cards for it including a Paradise CGA card that can drive a monochrome
monitor. He has a Amber Amdek monitor for it and I think he also has a VGA
monitor and video card for it. The machine is in very good condition. If
anyone wants a good original IBM computer they should give him a call.


At 07:09 PM 5/10/04 -0400, Brain wrote:
>This came in today for anyone in the southeast US. Doesn't sound that
>collectible but who knows.
>>From: "Ed Elkes" <eelkes_at_cfl.rr.com>
>>To: <antiquecomputers_at_hotmail.com>
>>Subject: Lost enthusiasm
>>Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 17:16:04 -0400
>>I never thought I'd say this, but I've lost my enthusiasm for keeping the
>>old machines running. Original IBM PC-XT, Compaq 386-33, ALR Pentium-133.
>>Just not in the mood, anymore, I guess.
>>I'm looking for anyone who is looking for, not only these PC's, but scads
>>boards, SCSI controllers and drives, server cases, Netware manuals, RAM,
>>etc. I've held on to enough parts to rebuild these machines several times,
>>and now I would like to find someone who needs or can use them for their
>>hobby machines. These machines all ran on my Netware network, which also
>>has gone away.
>>I've placed a list of what I've sorted out, so far, on my Web page, so you
>>can see what there is and see if you, or anyone you know, might be
>>interested. The list will be updated as items have sold and more items
>>been added. I'm not through uncovering stuff. Everything is IBM PC-based,
>>8 and 16 bit. I never followed Apple or the earlier kit brands, although I
>>did have a few.
>>The Web page is www.geocities.com/ed_9213. More detailed info for the
>>computers is listed there, as well as the miscellaneous items. Like, where
>>would you still find an 8-bit multi I/O card with 2FD 1S 1P 1G & clock, or
>>B/W VGA monitor? How about PC DOS 2.1, or a hard drive controller that will
>>handle 8 IDE drives at once? Just a sample.
>>Ed Elkes
>>Lake Mary, Florida (Orlando Area)
Received on Thu May 13 2004 - 08:11:05 BST

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