RE: Osborne Computers
- If anyone is interested in this lot, please contact John directly.
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Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 18:34:20 +0000
From: John II Wick <JohnII.Wick@...>
To: "mloewen@..." <mloewen@...>
Subject: RE: Osborne Computers
1983 Osborne CA 006565
Osborne OCC1 CA 120938
Osborne OCC1 CA 134221
Osborne OCC1 CA 140650
Osborne 1 A 11879
Osborne 1 A 12160
Osborne 1 A 12354
2 NEC composite monochrome monitors (plastic darkly oxidized)
2 Osborne monochrome monitors (power and video through ribbon cable)
1985 Columbia luggable
I don't know that I have any original software. Might be a few copies, but maybe not usable. I probably have a manual or two, but my storage is a disaster. I'll try to get in and look. I'll also check to see whether the 1983 is an Executive.
I can probably get shipping figured out. Reimbursement would be great. Main thing is I don't want to get too involved in this -- just get stuff off to the right people. Even better would be passing it all off to someone nearby. I need to start looking for a job one of these days!
From: Mike Loewen [mailto:mloewen@...]
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 12:26 PM
To: John II Wick
Subject: Re: Osborne Computers
On Tue, 25 Jan 2011, John II Wick wrote:
> I have seven Osbornes from late 1981 or early 1982 through 1983 plus a
> couple of external Osborne monitors. I was going to haul them to
> Goodwill for recycling, but am first seeing if anyone needs any of them.
> Looks like you're pretty well set up, but do you know anyone who might
> be interested? I checked with the Goodwill museum in Austin, TX but
> they're only interested in manuals or software. I'm going to check with
> another museum in California to see if they're interested in a monitor.
> I believe I tested all of these several years ago and none would boot
> John Wick II
> Mazomanie, WI
Thanks for the note. What models do you have? Any documentation or
software with them?
I'll check with our museum management to see if they have any interest,
and can pass along the info to our mailing list. Would you be willing to
ship any of them, with suitable compensation of course?
Mike Loewen mloewen@...
Old Technology http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/
- If anyone could cut a few working boot disks for Osbourne Executives, I
have one I'd like to verify. It doesn't seem to work, but I've only tried
boot floppies I made using a PC and some random software that is supposed
to be able to write the disks.