DEC manuals and books
I am a retired DEC systems manager. I've got a ton of books and manuals I've collected over the years.
PDP-11 thru Alphas, RT-11 thru Open VMS, Hardware Software, etc. Since I can only get nickels for it on evilbay, if you need anything let me know. Also, I will be more than glad to share what I know.
We have plenty of storage space in the H-buildings (one whole section is designated for InfoAge storage, of which I carved a subsection for MARCH).
We also have a DEC writer. :)
Jim / Bill / Sridhar / etc. -- if any of you want to rescue this on our behalf, that's fine with me. :)
I personally don't have the bandwidth to handle this (truck rental and organizing manpower) until post-VCF.
From: Jim Scheef <jscheef@yahoo. com>
Subj: Re: [midatlanticretro] FW: VAX equipment
Date: Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:03 pm
To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
This would make a great mini-computer exhibit down the road when we move the museum to the larger buildings in the back. It's size is perhaps it's best attribute as opening the cabinet would allow people to see the components and how a middle-size system was constructed. The fact that it is in working or near working condition makes it even better. And it is one of our target East coast computer manufacturers.
What do we know about the VAXen we already have? There is a middlin-sized VAX cabinet in one of the store rooms. What model is it? Is it purported to work? I would like to get this VAX6000 for the museum but only if the price comes down to zero and Sridhar gets first dibs at that price. So, after all that, if they guy is willing to donate it, we would need a truck with a ramp to pick it up and take it somewhere other than InfoAge for storage.
The DEC reseller is probably interested in the processor card without which the system is worthless. So we need the system complete as is. The note about the terminals >>There are a couple of terminals including a print unit.<< The 'print unit' is probably a DECwriter, something we can use for many, many projects.
Short term it might be worth it to get this thing just to get a DECwriter!
----- Original Message ----
From: Bill Degnan <billdeg@degnanco. com>
To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 12:00:08 PM
Subject: re: [midatlanticretro] FW: VAX equipment
oops...i should have read the whole thing. I can host it here at my office, if anyone wants to store it here, some restrictions apply. you'd have to clear it with me first.
-------- Original Message --------
> From: "Kelly Leavitt" <kelly@catcorner. org>
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 9:43 AM
> To: midatlanticretro@ yahoogroups. com
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] FW: VAX equipment
> Any interest? I don't have 3 phase, nor room for anything this big...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: James M Molloy [mailto:jmmolloy@juno. com]
> Sent: Thu 7/17/2008 9:16 AM
> To: Kelly Leavitt
> Subject: Re: VAX equipment
> How about $200, as long as you bring a truck and take all of the
> The label I can see is VAX 6000. It is very crowded. The cabinet is about
> four and one half feet high and four feet wide. It includes an array of
> disks. There is another separate disk unit about four feet high and two
> feet square. There is a six foot rack with four or five decservers and a
> old fashioned line printer. There are a couple of terminals including a
> print unit. And finally there is a VAX ft model 110. One of the Dec
> resellers was interested in one of the cards.
> It is a little dusty after sitting around for six years.
> On Thu, 17 Jul 2008 04:52:20 -0400 "Kelly Leavitt" <kelly@catcorner. org>
> > Jim:
> > Kelly here. Located in North West NJ.
> > How much are you looking for in exchange for the whole thing?
> > Which model VAX, or if you don't know, physically, how large is
> > it?
> > Thanks,
> > Kelly
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cctalk-bounces@ classiccmp. org
> > > [mailto:cctalk-bounces@ classiccmp. org]On Behalf Of James M Molloy
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:30 PM
> > > To: classiccmp@classicc mp.org
> > > Subject: VAX equipment
> > >
> > >
> > > My company had a cash flow problem and had to close the office.
> > We
> > > thought we might come out of it and saved our system in my
> > > garage. We did
> > > not turn around and so I have a VAX with DecServers and a printer
> > to
> > > divest. I also included the VMS documents. Primarily I would
> > > be happy to
> > > work with someone to relieve me of the hardware.
> > >
> > > Jim Molloy
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- Stan Brewer <brewers@...> wrote:
>Stan, MARCH has some PDP-11 stuff, and I'm working on a MARCH exhibit
> Hi all,
> I am a retired DEC systems manager. I've got a ton of books and
> manuals I've collected over the years.
> PDP-11 thru Alphas, RT-11 thru Open VMS, Hardware Software, etc. Since
> I can only get nickels for it on evilbay, if you need anything let me
> know. Also, I will be more than glad to share what I know.
of the oldest model we have, a PDP-11/20.
If you tell me what early PDP-11 books you have, maybe a few of them
could be a hands-on part of the exhibit, if they are not too fragile
from age or use. (There's also a partial inventory of MARCH's DEC
stuff on that Web page.)
My preference is that you send specific items to me at my expense, but
MARCH will end up with them. Reply privately to me about that. But if
you would rather send it all through MARCH, I imagine Evan will work
with you on that, and contact you in any case.
Herbert R. Johnson New Jersey USA
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