Dayton Hamvention

From: Dan Cohoe <>
Date: Thu May 20 18:18:44 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Dan Veeneman

> Friday weather was pretty good. Classic computer-wise I picked up
> a Heathkit ET-3400 with the Memory I/O expansion, along with all
> the manuals. Got a Heathkit EPROM programmer with one module
> (I saw the other one that Roger mentioned but thought it was too
> expensive). From the same seller I also got a Tandy Color Computer
> EDTASM cartridge and a 16K memory module for a Timex-Sinclair.
> I bought a Micro PDP-11 and borrowed the seller's hand-truck to
> get it out to my car. Right now it's in my garage -- I have no
> documentation and haven't had time yet to check it out.
> I bought four BCC52x single-board computers, with manuals and
> interface documentation. These use the 8052 BASIC language
> processor discussed on this list recently.
> I hefted a Heathkit H-47 eight-inch drive housing (no drives) back
> to the car. Quite heavy.
> I bought a TRS-80 Pocket Computer in a case with a photocopied
> manual, along with two handheld electronic games (Tandy Cycle Race
> and Tandy Championship Baseball).
> Also picked up an HP-35 calculator and AC adapter. Later I bought
> an HP-41C and 82104A card reader, both in the original boxes with
> all the manuals, along with an HP-28 and manuals. I also bought a
> whole bunch of Texas Instruments calculator repair parts, which
> happened to include a few TIL-311 LED displays.
> I met fellow list-member Dan Cohoe, who had a truck full of HP
> equipment (mostly 64000 stuff). Very nice guy, except that he's
> taking all the old HP gear up to Canada! :-)

Sounds like you did very well Dan...but on the other hand, and I really
wasn't going to torment you with this did I.

By an incredible stroke of good fortune, about mid-afternoon Friday a
gentleman walked by, stopped to take a look and offered to buy all the old
HP monitors I had on the truck. On discussing my interest in HP 1000's, he
mentioned he had qite a few.

Later he returned to organize for meeting at the parking lot with the
monitors and announced that he'd part with all his 1000 items if I was
interested in going to his warehouse closer to Cleveland. Planning to head
home that evening anyway, I followed him for three hours to load my pick-up
with HP1000 items and ...about the nicest 2100A I've seen. All in trade for
another monochrome monitor and an untested 9153B.

I'm still in shock.

Dan Cohoe
Received on Thu May 20 2004 - 18:18:44 BST

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