Re: [midatlanticretro] Just call us the rescue squad!
> Oooh. Oooh!. Something for EVERYONE.Yup. We were joking that it's practically a whole museum.
> If you see any blank punch cards, grab those, too.Okay.
> Ouch - just found the keypunch pictures. Those are DISGUSTING!Most things there were dirty. We'll need to spend a lot of time
> If the musuem isn't interested in SPARCs, Kelly and I might be.To be determined ...
> In picture 006, what are the two CPU-looking boxes on the bottomI don't know.
> Depending on the date, I might be able to drive out and help with the move.Cool. Dan said he might be available too. Perhaps you guys could carpool.
Let me know if you need help either to box stuff up or to help move it.
Yes, we do! I'll add your name to the list.
Even those are serious moves. Have you equipment (like pallet jacks or even fork lifts) available for moving these?
No, but we have plenty of ambition and stupidity. :)
We have those tools when we get to the museum. Many of our members DO have experience moving really big stuff. Some of it's on wheels. We also might hire a day laborer or two. So we'll be okay.
BTW, for boxing -- if you haven't discovered Affordable Box Co. in Freehold, http://www.affordableboxes.com/, they're worth knowing about. New, sturdy boxes. In quantity you can often get them for about 50c each. Free boxes are better, but if you can't get those, this place is a decent alternative.
Very helpful. Thanks for the info.
- On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:Cool. Dan said he might be available too. Perhaps you guys could carpool.
> Depending on the date, I might be able to drive out and help with the move.
Yes, I'll help.
I could use some advance notice too, just so I can pin the day and get ready.
From the looks of it, sounds like it might be an all wknd event.
unless you get a 18wheeler ;)
> I could use some advance notice too, just so I can pin the day and getWe'll try to accommodate.
> From the looks of it, sounds like it might be an all wknd event.We'll be fine with a box truck / lift gate. Probably 16 ft. or similar.
> unless you get a 18wheeler ;)
- Mike Loewen <mloewen@...> writes:
>On Fri, 4 Feb 2011, Evan Koblentz wrote:There was a card file in the garage near the keypunches. It may be in
>> There was one big miscommunication: there's no PDP-10. There is, >
>however, a PDP-8E. :) > > And my favorite, the IBM 1130. It's a
>beauty, with two drives. > > Mike L.: there are * three * IBM keypunchs,
>I think they're all 029s.
> Oooh. Oooh!. Something for EVERYONE. Practically a whole data
>center. It would be nice if at least one of the 029s was in working
>condition, or not too far off. If you see any blank punch cards, grab
> Ouch - just found the keypunch pictures. Those are DISGUSTING! I've
>never seen any with grey keyboard units, though - weird. They're
one of my photos. All the drawers, however, were empty. There's also
an IBM card READER with that 1130!
>The equipment in the garage is pretty well rusted. Also the basement
>> And just for good measure, there are various Sparcstations, Gridpads,
>> and other random things.
> If the musuem isn't interested in SPARCs, Kelly and I might be.
>Depends on the models.
>> Brian posted some pictures: http://tmesis.net/MARCH/Photos/
> In picture 006, what are the two CPU-looking boxes on the bottom of
>the stack in the middle of the picture?
> Depending on the date, I might be able to drive out and help with
was rather damp. There was a dehumidifier but I still saw signs of a
lot of mildew on much of the documentation. Some of this will need to
be moved to InfoAge to a good *dry* storage before sifting through it
as the pages will likely be stuck together in much of it.
I said to Evan, this was a see-it to believe-it trip. Both of us were
amazed at how much this guy manage to stash away in his home. I said
to Evan that I wish my wife would have come along so that she could
feel thankful I haven't amassed that much! ;)
- i remember a friend using one of those as a "fortune telling computer" scam on theboard walk.bs
--- On Fri, 2/4/11, Evan Koblentz <evan@...> wrote:
From: Evan Koblentz <evan@...>
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Just call us the rescue squad!
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011, 8:07 PM
> There's also an IBM card READER with that 1130!
Somehow I missed that.
> The equipment in the garage is pretty well rusted.
I think a good clean-up will do wonders.