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4222RE: [midatlanticretro] Re: Another big vintage computer haul

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  • Evan Koblentz
    Sep 18, 2006
      Right. His house is certainly an interesting place! Most spectacular is
      the 30-foot-long Burroughs mainframe!

      Herb, sorry for not letting you know. Having an extra able-bodied guy would
      have made a big difference and would have saved us for another future trip.

      The good news: the future trip can rely on a simple pick-up truck, SUV, or
      van. The 026 is not all too large, just heavy.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Herb Johnson [mailto:hjohnson@...]
      Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 1:27 PM
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Another big vintage computer haul

      --- "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:

      > Today I rented a U-Haul truck and went with my father to pick up
      some things
      > that people have been holding for MARCH for a few months.
      > The third stop was at the house of Claude, an ex-compsci professor
      (I think)
      > who has an AMAZING collection....

      That's Claude Kagan. He was at the Trenton ComputerFest, talking about
      SAM76 which he developed with the "RESISTORS" in the 1970's. I brought him
      to InfoAge for the Vintage show this summer. I live about 10 miles from him,
      and have visited with him several times since.

      > The actual * reason * we stopped at Claude's house to get the IBM 026
      > card punch machine.

      Yes, that would be the card punch I told MARCH (via the Yahoo! list) that
      Claude had, when there was discussion about buying one on Ebay for hundreds
      of dollars plus shipping across the country for hundreds more.

      > It turned out to be too heavy for my dad and I to move by ourselves,
      > and Claude is 82, so he couldn't help.
      However we did
      > get [other items]... We dropped off everything at InfoAge and all
      went well. We'll have to
      > arrange another trip sometime for the 026 with more, stronger people.
      > - Evan

      Maybe you'll *LET ME KNOW* when you next plan to visit Claude, so I can help
      you move some of his items.

      Herb Johnson

      Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
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      address: hjohnson AAT retrotechnology DOTT com if no reply, try in a few
      days: herbjohnson ATT comcast DOTT net "Herb's Stuff": old Mac, SGI, 8-inch
      floppy drives S-100 IMSAI Altair computers, docs, by "Dr. S-100"

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