BBN and SMS pictures.

From: M Thompson <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 14:24:03 2004

At 02:02 PM 11/19/2004 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
> Here are some pictures of SOME of the stuff that I got last weekend.
Besides a huge box of manuals that I've sent to Al, I found five BBN
computers and I'm attempting to rescue enough of one to make a workable
system for Tom Uban. Plus all the cards out of the other ones for him for
spares. The BBN chassis is just too big to deal with but I got ALL the
cables, the complete PSU (on the back panel!), the multibus card cage (and
all the MB cards) and the switch card that lets all the CPUs talk to all
the other CPUs. The BBN CPUs are odd in that they don't plug into a socket
so the card cage isn't absolutely necessary. All the power and signals go
through connectors on the front of the card. Warning: this is a SCRAP
place and some of it isn't pretty!

I designed the Multibus backplane in that BBN machine about 20 years ago.

Michael Thompson
Received on Wed Nov 24 2004 - 14:24:03 GMT

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