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mergal
April 16th, 2005, 08:53 PM
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Hello anyone,

Many years ago I was given an old computer from an engineer at HP in the 70's. Does ANYONE know of collectors or someone who would be interested in purchasing this and the approximate value. Its in great condition. Feel free to contact me at mgregory68@aol.com

STATS: HP 2647 workstation form the 70's ? Old half metal tape drive(takes a few minutes just to load BASIC) pop-top with all the accesories and binder for a manual. Get this; serial #0001 !

Thanks...

patscc
April 16th, 2005, 10:21 PM
If anything, 2647 would have been a terminal.
'Half metal tape drive' I guess means DC-100
No way it loaded basic. Not HP's ling of choice at the time for a loader ling.
And of course, aside from parking spots, and oscillators, HP never numbered anything from #0001

Okay, I was wrong on a comment a few days ago. Appearantly there is a spambot(look at post times ) now that automates this forum.

Life was simpler when you could just lean out the window and throw brick at 'em

patscc

mergal
April 17th, 2005, 06:29 AM
Yes, Its a terminal, and I think it is a DC 100, (two in front) and from back when I used it (early eighties) I thought it was loading basic because the thing is just a box until I load that tape; and then It would allow other programs and I would then program in Basic on it. Dont know the OS. And yes, it is serial # 0001, I'm looking at it right now. My family friend was an engineer/computer designer and may have been involved in creating this model. That might explain how it came into my hands with the serial #0001. Dont know anything about the SPAM remark.
Mergal

Terry Yager
April 17th, 2005, 07:25 AM
Perhaps you could find more info at the H-P calc museum, mebbe even a motivated buyer. They have discussion forums similar to these, but dedicated to collecting H-P stuff.

http://www.hpmuseum.org/

--T

patscc
April 17th, 2005, 07:42 AM
Woops. Sorry about my wisecrack. I'll now go stick my head in a bucket. Do you have any pictures of it ?
patscc