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RE: Interest in early IBM 5150 PC?

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  • Bill Sudbrink
    Additional info: Serial number 0101015 (really early?) Original purchase receipt available with serial number. Purchased October 1981.
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 1, 2013
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      Additional info:

      Serial number 0101015 (really early?)
      Original purchase receipt available with serial number.
      Purchased October 1981.

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Bill Sudbrink [mailto:wh.sudbrink@...]
      > Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2:01 PM
      > To: 'midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com'
      > Subject: Interest in early IBM 5150 PC?
      >
      > A co-worker is the original owner of an early example 5150.
      > Black power supply, 64K motherboard with 8087 installed, early
      > keyboard with the larger metal plug. Included is most if not
      > all of the "box docs" with original diskettes. No monitor.
      > There is an RF modulator mounted on the back that I don't quite
      > understand (I have not had a really good look at it yet). He
      > says they always used a TV for the monitor. Unfortunately, the
      > original diskette drives were lost in a series of upgrades.
      > First, one drive was pulled and replaced with a hard disk, then
      > the other was replaced with a pair of 1/2 height floppies, then
      > those drives were migrated to an AT clone leaving empty bays in
      > the PC. Not powered up in more than 30 years. From a
      > non-smoking home, seems to be pretty clean.
      >
      > He would rather not bother with ebay. Located in Columbia,
      > Maryland. Email me if interested.
      >
      > Bill S.
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