View Full Version : IBM 3420 tape drive and 3803 controller available

William Maddox
June 17th, 2009, 12:55 PM
The seller for eBay item # 250445866736 has a complete 3420 tape drive
and 3803 controller available. Located in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. They
are due to be parted out if no one speaks up for them.

I inquired about these, and the seller sent me some photos. They are
posted on my website at http://www.harlie.org/ibm_tape .

I do not collect IBM big iron myself, but the 3420 is iconic, and folks
look for them from time to time.

I have no connection with the seller.


June 17th, 2009, 01:53 PM
It's so pretty but so far away.

nige the hippy
June 18th, 2009, 02:32 AM
It's so pretty but so far away.

my thoughts, but even more so!
At least I now know what the replacement switches I put on my Citroen Dyane came off.

June 18th, 2009, 08:57 PM
From reading the ebay listing, they are ALREADY chopping them up and selling the parts so kind of late in the game. The ebay listing is just for the front panel, nothing else as far as I could see. Well, worse than that, it is for the name plates.