Re: [midatlanticretro] Speaking of IBM stuff...My Series 1
- I have never ran it, I don't have adequate power. It's wrapped in a
dust-free cover and essentially ready for use. I was just looking over all
of the manuals today. At some point I need to bring it to InfoAge. My IBM
knowledge is limited, but I have done some hardware setups in the past, I
worked at IBM for 6 months as an intern, and my job was to move and set up
whatever systems the sales reps needed to me. Mostly I did smaller
At 09:00 PM 3/27/2006 -0500, you wrote:
>B Degnan wrote:
> > In the early days of this list I posted info about my IBM Series
> > 1 system.
> > Here are the basics for newer members:
> > Inventory:
> > qty) description
> > 2) 6' IBM 4997 Rack Units with shelves to house the processor and
> > peripherals.
> > 1) IBM 4956 Processor (see http://www.btxmuseum.de/Hardware/geraet.
> > asp?id=120 for German equivalent pic of control panel)
> > 1) Cambex Corp Model 80810 2-tape drive storage device (no tapes)
> > 1) IBM 4962 8" disk drive (w/ 3 boxes of software)
> > 1) IBM 4967 Hard drive (69kg)
> > 1) IBM 4963 Hard drive (55kg)
> > 1) IBM 4963A Hard drive (55kg)
> > 1) IBM 4978 display station and keyboard (display is bad, single
> > horizontal line only)
> > 12) Series I system software/hardware manuals "standard 3-ring binder
> > sized"
> > 20) Series I system software/hardware manuals (tall, blue, with IBM
> > written on them)
> > There is documentation for all components, plus service logs, software
> > documentation, installation instructions, etc. Pretty complete.
> > Misc. papers and other documentation and receipts.
> > 3 boxes of IBM software on 8" disks, including diagnostics for hardware.
> > 1 box of cables and jacks for additional display stations/terminals
> > 1 box of printer ribbons (no printer)
> > product literature and period IBM sales circulars, etc.
> > * The 4956 Processor is full of the appropriate cards for the peripherals
> > (hard drives,
> > tape drive, terminals, etc.) The system appears to have been upgraded
> > at least once. I
> > have been able to cable up most peripherals to the matching processor
> > cards. I do not
> > plan to power up the system at this time. I have cleaned each subsystem,
> > but overall it
> > was "clean enough" already. Most of the wear is on the rack unit,
> > dings and the like.
> > Overall condition is OK. Some dust removed.
> > Serial cables for ~12 user stations.
>Do you run it?
>One of my first jobs was programming control software for manufacturing
>robots in assembler on the Series/1.
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