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Chuckster_in_Jax
September 25th, 2009, 08:03 PM
I rarely see any posts regarding vintage HP equipment. I would like to hear from our members their opinions on how collectible they think HP stuff is. Also, what old HP equipment do you have (or desire)?

My current collection includes:

HP-86B (with rare/odd keyboard)
HP Model 150 Touchscreen
HP Model 150 Touchscreen II
HP Integral PC
HP Portable Plus (2)
HP 9835
HP 9000 /236 (2)
HP 9000 /370
HP 9000 /382
HP Apollo 735 (not working)
HP Vectra 486/66U
HP Vectra XA5/166DT
HP Vectra XU5/133C
HP Vectra VEi8 (500Mhz PIII)

tezza
September 25th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I don't have any HP stuff, but I would have thought early touchscreen models would have some collectible value. Although they never caught on at the time they were kinda innovative.

Due to space constraints I've got quite a strict limit of what I want to collect. I often wish I had more room, so I could collect interesting novel old iron like the early HP touchscreens.

Tez

Dwight Elvey
September 25th, 2009, 08:16 PM
Hi
I have an HP 1000 computer. Does that count?
I think it is a 21MX.
Dwight

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 25th, 2009, 08:48 PM
Hi
I have an HP 1000 computer. Does that count?
I think it is a 21MX.
Dwight

Absolutely! The first minicomputer that was purchased for the lab I worked in 1979 was an HP1000 (21MX). It had a whopping 64K of memory and collected data from (i believe) 24 gas chromatographs. It was a very rugged and stable system. Used a loop interface using a message passing protocol that was similar to token ring. Do you have a 2640A terminal? Maybe a punched paper tape reader?

http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=240

http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=283

The 2640A terminal was one of several HP products that had tape drive problems. The pinch roller would turn to goo and ruin the tapes.
Like many older machines the boot software was distributed on tape. The sources for replacing those tapes have unfortunately disappeared.

Yzzerdd
September 25th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Heh, well my only HP machine is an HP Vecta VL400 PIII 800. Won't be vintage in a million years, if you ask me, but I guess thats what the guys said when everyone had an IBM 5150, Apple II, etc.

I'm not familiar with any of the vintage HP stuff....Hmmm...I almost think the Inkjet printer I have in WV is an HP of some sorts....first Inkjet printer mass-marekted by HP, if I recall correctly.

--Ryan

Unknown_K
September 25th, 2009, 10:00 PM
I would love an old 68K HP, but they just don't seem to exists in NE Ohio.

NathanAllan
September 25th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Never seen any vintage HP stuff ever, but now I want a 1000. My buddy Joe used an HP oscilloscope back in the day, found an easter egg inside and played Pong on it. I'll have to ask more about it, report back.

Lou - N2MIY
September 25th, 2009, 11:36 PM
We have some vintage HP gear here. In my late teens, I got an HP83 at a hamfest with a 3421A data acquisition system. That got me hooked on HPIB (GPIB/IEEE-488) and since then seem to always want to find a way to put a DAQ on whatever machine comes across my bench.

So, in reference to the OP's question, we have one each of:

HP 41C (arguably a computer)
HP 75D (two actually)
HP 83
HP 85
HP 85B
HP 9836 (9000/236)

We also have various HPIB/HPIL mass storage devices (SS/CS80). 5-1/4" and 3-1/2" floppy drives and hard disks. I also have HP3421 and 3497 DAQs.

I have yet to rebuild the sticky messes inside the 85s. I have the replacement printer belts (when I was ordering belts for another project) and have the info to replace the tape drive roller.

I seem to enjoy the DEC stuff better though....

Lou

Jorg
September 26th, 2009, 12:09 AM
If I had room, I'd really like a 9000/310 or one from that series.
I worked with them in the 80's, but just as a user.

I'd like to 'take one apart' and tinker with it (software related).

MikeS
September 26th, 2009, 05:14 AM
Lots of classic HP folks on the ClassicCmp mail list

http://www.classiccmp.org/cctalk.html

Dwight Elvey
September 26th, 2009, 06:57 AM
Absolutely! The first minicomputer that was purchased for the lab I worked in 1979 was an HP1000 (21MX). It had a whopping 64K of memory and collected data from (i believe) 24 gas chromatographs. It was a very rugged and stable system. Used a loop interface using a message passing protocol that was similar to token ring. Do you have a 2640A terminal? Maybe a punched paper tape reader?

http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=240

http://www.hpmuseum.net/display_item.php?hw=283

The 2640A terminal was one of several HP products that had tape drive problems. The pinch roller would turn to goo and ruin the tapes.
Like many older machines the boot software was distributed on tape. The sources for replacing those tapes have unfortunately disappeared.

Hi
No terminals or external storeage. I've not had time to fiddle with it much
other than to get it turned on ( required the fake battery plug ). I've toggled
in some simple code and checked the boot loaders. Other than that, not
too much done with it. It has some limited I/O cards. I have both a low speed
and high speed serial. I have some type of multi bit input and a relay output.
I have a card to connect to a disk system but no controller or drives.
I've meant to fiddle with loading things through the serial but other project
have higher priority right now.
Dwight

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 26th, 2009, 08:48 AM
Hi
No terminals or external storeage. I've not had time to fiddle with it much
other than to get it turned on ( required the fake battery plug ). I've toggled
in some simple code and checked the boot loaders. Other than that, not
too much done with it. It has some limited I/O cards. I have both a low speed
and high speed serial. I have some type of multi bit input and a relay output.
I have a card to connect to a disk system but no controller or drives.
I've meant to fiddle with loading things through the serial but other project
have higher priority right now.
Dwight

Dwight,

The system we bought did not have any disk drives. The only storage we used was the mini tape drive in the terminal. The system ran specialized software sold by HP's scientific group. It did have a BASIC interpreter on it. The terminal was attached to a interface card the HP service reps referred to as the BACI board (pronounced bock-ee, Binary Asyncronous Communications interface). I do remember that to boot the system you had to store certain values in the CPU registers using the front panel switches. Then press <preset>. <IBL>, and then <run>. The boot rom had routines for a number of different devices. The way the system knew what device to boot from was to manually store the ROM entry point for your device in one of the CPU registers before hitting the run key.
It has been over 20 years since I used that system. It was replaced with an HP 1000 A-series which was more flexible and user friendly. I was the system administrator for that system for several years.

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 26th, 2009, 09:08 AM
Lots of classic HP folks on the ClassicCmp mail list

http://www.classiccmp.org/cctalk.html

Thanks for the link. I am subscribing now. Should be a good resource.

tingo
September 26th, 2009, 12:32 PM
I rarely see any posts regarding vintage HP equipment. I would like to hear from our members their opinions on how collectible they think HP stuff is. Also, what old HP equipment do you have (or desire)?

Well, here it is quite hard to find any vintage HP equipment.
I once worked with a HP9826 using HP-IB for instrument control. Having a HP9826 would be nice. I also would like to have a HP 48sx.

paul
September 26th, 2009, 02:08 PM
I have a 9000/735, perhaps not quite yet "vintage" but a machine that oozes with quality. Since you also own earlier examples you might know - was the plug-in module design derived from the older Apollo machines?

HP's in general have unique industrial design features that set them apart from anything else, but perhaps geared more towards ergonomics rather than just appearance.



My current collection includes:
...
HP Apollo 735 (not working)
...
http://paulaxford.com/computer_collection/images/735_tn_1.jpg http://paulaxford.com/computer_collection/images/735-mouse_tn.jpg http://paulaxford.com/computer_collection/images/735_kb_2_tn.jpg

arfink
September 26th, 2009, 03:27 PM
Erm, seems like HP is all I've been posting about around here. HP 64000 series computers, in fact. Been searching for any info/software I could dig up, and I'm realizing that this machine, while totally amazing, isn't really for me. So I'm selling it here too! ;)

Druid6900
September 26th, 2009, 07:35 PM
The only HP system I have is a Vectra V8 (something or another) that has a dual processor board without a socket for one of the processors (apparently, the same motherboard was used in another of their models and DID have the second socket). It also uses a 24 pin ATX power supply (which didn't come with it) which I don't have one of and didn't want to pay HP for one (plus outrageous shipping) because, without a power supply, I don't know if it works. It's a Catch-22 thing. No one on Fee-bay selling the 20 to 24 pin adapters could tell me if one would work with that motherboard.

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 26th, 2009, 08:32 PM
I have a 9000/735, perhaps not quite yet "vintage" but a machine that oozes with quality. Since you also own earlier examples you might know - was the plug-in module design derived from the older Apollo machines?

HP's in general have unique industrial design features that set them apart from anything else, but perhaps geared more towards ergonomics rather than just appearance.



Paul,
All of the HP 9000 series 200 and 300 use the plug-in module design but had more options than the Model 700 series. When the 700 series came out, HP started phasing out the HP-IB peripherals and switched from Motorola 68000 processors to the PA-RISC CPU's. The case design was switched from the smaller stackable boxes to the large flat pizza box. The 735 is a really nice machine. Hope I can get mine running.
Some of those HP-IB drives used SCSI hard drives with a controller board to make the translation to HP-IB.

Chuckster_in_Jax
September 26th, 2009, 08:56 PM
Erm, seems like HP is all I've been posting about around here. HP 64000 series computers, in fact. Been searching for any info/software I could dig up, and I'm realizing that this machine, while totally amazing, isn't really for me. So I'm selling it here too! ;)

From what I can find, the 64000 is not a general purpose computing machine but a highly specialized piece of equipment intended for a "limited audience". If you go to :

http://www.hpmuseum.net/

search for "64000" and you will find several manuals but only 2 listings for downloadable software.

arfink
September 27th, 2009, 12:16 PM
From what I can find, the 64000 is not a general purpose computing machine but a highly specialized piece of equipment intended for a "limited audience". If you go to :

http://www.hpmuseum.net/

search for "64000" and you will find several manuals but only 2 listings for downloadable software.

I pretty much already know that. But thanks.

dfnr2
July 16th, 2012, 10:55 AM
This is a multi-year bump, but I think this is not the kind of thread that has an expiration date. I, too, would love to see more about HP's amazing early technical desktops, and computers; and would love to learn of other collectors.

I have:

9825T
9845A
9845B, plus serial, parallel, HPIB interfaces.
9816 w 1G/9121 dual floppy / small keyboard, HPIB
9816 w 1G/9121 dual floppy / large keyboard
HP Integral PC (very interesting all-in-one lunchbox w/Unix-in-ROM)
HP85B
HP85XM
HP86

and getting more into the calculator realms:
HP15C (x2) -- my workhorse
HP32E
HP34C
HP65
HP97
HP41C, HPIL, card reader
HP75D, HPIL, wand
HP32S
HP48S x 2, with RAM upgrades
HP48G, with RAM upgrade
hp49G
hp50G
hp30b waiting to become a wp34s
hp20b waiting to become a wp34s

Tor
July 17th, 2012, 12:29 AM
Well, as the thread is awake.. I have a 715/33, or "HP apollo model 715/33" as it says on the label. And a 16C calculator.

-Tor

smp
July 17th, 2012, 03:49 AM
Hello!

As folks around here may already know, I have an HP-86B that I have resurrected, and cobbled together a working CP/M system, which is now running fig-FORTH.

My system consists of:

HP-86B
HP-9121D dual 3.5 inch floppy drive
HP-10833A Cable
HP-82936A ROM drawer (no ROMs yet)
HP-82939A RS-232 Serial I/O Interface (unfortunately, not available under CP/M)
Panasonic BT-H1390Y video monitor
HP-82900A Auxiliary Processor (initially labeled as: CP/M System)

On this system, I have achieved a dream from very long ago to have CP/M running, and on top of that to have fig-FORTH running. I discovered the "closed system" approach that HP adopted back then, at least with the Series 80, and with tremendous assistance from gslick and leeb here on the Forum, I managed to cobble together the tools to be able to get files onto and off of the HP-86B, as well as in and out of the CP/M operating system. (This struggle has been well chronicled on other threads here.)

So, my complete list of HP equipment at the moment is:

HP-86B
HP-71B
HP-41CV (quantity = 2) (These are available for sale, if anyone may be interested.)
HP Vectra 510, Pentium 133, mini-tower (This machine is running MS-DOS 5, used for HP and CP/M disk generation.)

I find it incredible that the HP hardware is so robust. So far, and my experience is not very extensive, I have not come across HP electronic hardware that was not still completely functional. Of course, any electro-mechanical stuff suffers problems, just like any other brand, but the electronics are far more robust than, say the S-100 equipment of the same era.

smp

paul.brett
July 17th, 2012, 10:47 AM
I have an HP K Class 9000 (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=2512091&prodTypeId=15351&objectID=c00354278) unix server. I don't turn it on much, because it makes so much noise.

generic486
July 17th, 2012, 12:29 PM
I don't have any computer from HP but I have 3 early HP keyboards used on early Touchscreen 150's and 9000 series servers.

tingo
July 19th, 2012, 01:00 PM
My HP stuff:
HP OmniBook 5500CT

Yep, that's it.
I wouldn't mind finding any HP-IB stuff locally, say a HP 9826, 9836 or something.

NeXT
July 19th, 2012, 02:06 PM
All I own is an HP85, a 9816 with a 9121 and a very expanded 9000 series system.
I have barely if ever used any of the systems. They aren't all that well discussed and additional components cost a fortune.

Caluser2000
July 20th, 2012, 11:51 PM
Got three HP 17" monitors. A couple of mx70s and an LCD thingy. Also have a slimline HP 3210 with 200mmx cpu running RH 7.3

BOB W4MPQ
July 21st, 2012, 05:11 PM
I have an HP86B,I am trying to use with HPDRIVE on a WIN98 machine.
I am an "old" HP employee that worked on and sold HP 9100As and Bs a long time ago.
I have a "working" 9100A and 9100B as well as a 9120A printer and 9125A plotter.
I have several non-working 9100s and a 9101A extended memory and various connecting devices.
I also have a variety of old HP test equipment that work and some that do n0t.
I want to use my 86B to monitor some test devices to use for verifying my
HP5065A Rubidium Frequency standard is operating properly.
I am having dificulty in setting up mass storage on my 86B and WIN98 computer.
Has anyone used a 7920 HPDRIVE successfully with an 86B?
The HPDRIVE message says the 7920 DRIVE ready listening at GPIB address 0 (48.22megabytes).
Is this an indication the WIN98 computer is now just waiting for contact from the 86B?
If so, what is the command to type for the 86B?
I tried "mass storage is :D700",then D701, then D710, and D711. All were rejected.
Do I need a mass storage rom in the 86b? I don't have one but have a slot on my rom drawer available.

Thanks,
Bob

JGardner
July 22nd, 2012, 07:15 PM
The HP DOS palmtops (95/100/200 LX) are not yet "vintage", I guess - But will be.
Very cool machines...

Jack

Agent Orange
July 22nd, 2012, 07:18 PM
The HP DOS palmtops (95/100/200 LX) are not yet "vintage", I guess - But will be.
Very cool machines...

Jack

Palmtops?

JGardner
July 22nd, 2012, 08:31 PM
...Palmtops? ...

Ever seen one? :)

Agent Orange
July 23rd, 2012, 05:21 AM
...Palmtops? ...

Ever seen one? :)

Well, I have an HP Axim PDA (personal digital assistant) but I don't believe that it's ever been referred to as a "Palmtop". Actually not a bad moniker when you think about it. Just jerk'n your chain a little JG.;)

cobalt1959
July 23rd, 2012, 02:35 PM
I have an HP 6640C mini tower and an HP 725n that I re-chipped for a little boost in performance. Not vintage, yet, but I have always liked HP's and the only problem I have had with them is power supplies.

JGardner
July 23rd, 2012, 04:22 PM
...Just jerk'n your chain a little JG...

Not a problem, AO... :cool:

Check this out: http://jimmyauw.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/8-Menu.jpg

Jack

bergantz95118
June 19th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Hi
I am interested in getting your HP9845B, plus serial, parallel, HPIB interfaces.
I have the HP 8566A spectrum analyzer and the remote programs to interface that to a - YOU GUESSED IT -
An HP 9845 system... Evidently the Cassette tape (with Hp's tape format) with the HP basic programs
will not interface to any other system... The HP 8566 Spectrum Analyzer calls out for just the system that you have...
Are you willing to sell it?

Best Regards,
Brian Bergantz

KC9UDX
June 19th, 2014, 02:51 PM
HP 41C (arguably a computer)

I won't say 'arguably,' I'd say 'unquestionably.'

woodchips
June 20th, 2014, 11:46 AM
For the 9845 best place to start is hp9845.net, might answer some of your questions.

inakito
June 20th, 2014, 01:25 PM
I have lots of HP machines, not only computers but calculators and instrumentation tools too.
Dont want to talk about hardware here , but I would ilike to add to this thread that, IMHO, HP manuals and HP literature in general, from 70s-80s were the best manuals I have ever read about any computing platform.

SirThoreth
June 20th, 2014, 03:48 PM
I seem to have inadvertently started a collection of HP handhelds. Currently I've got:

HP-71B (no accessories, all the original packaging)
HP 100LX (1 MB model)
HP 360LX (original owner - warranty replacement for my old HP 300LX)
HP 620LX (with the CE 2.11 upgrade)
HP Touchpad (webOS is "vintage" now, right? :p)

I've also been stunned to see what kind of prices HP-IL equipment goes for these days - looking for stuff for the HP-71B on eBay has been mildly insane.

tipc
September 8th, 2015, 12:49 PM
I've used a bunch of HP stuff in my earlier years at testing labs. I want to acquire a 9836 w/the color monitor (a 9836c I believe). Anyone has one, w/or w/o a monitor, pm me please. I'm mildly intersted in the 9826 w/the built in 7" monitor I guess, but mostly the 9836.
In reality I have at least a passing interest in any pre-1990 HP desktop, including Vectras, all the way up to the 386 based tower I used to have. The thing was a beast. That was the old HP.

Boswell
October 1st, 2015, 04:38 PM
I have some HP stuff. Perhaps there are not so many posts since the equipment seems to weather the test of time better than most anything else. Other than the rollers on the tape drives, and the screen on an Integral, I've never had any problems with any of it. From memory, this is what I have:

HP 85
HP 85B
HP 86
HP 86B
HM 87XM
HP 9815 (with 98203 keyboard)
HP 9815B (with 98203 keyboard)
HP 9816
HP 9826
HP 9920
HP Integral (2)
HP 9000 300
HP 2640B terminal
HP 2644A terminal
HP 2647 terminal
Plus a number of floppy drives, hard drives, monitors, cables, ROMS, etc.

NeXT
October 1st, 2015, 05:33 PM
Not a lot of HP stuff changes hands. Either it's because they were written off by companies who could afford HP gear in the first place and never ended up surplus, or because HP computers of that era often looked like they were part of HP's equally amazing test equipment line and only surface on the extreme high end of speculated value.

FrancoisLanciault
November 9th, 2015, 06:27 PM
Hi,

I have the following:

1 - HP9845B with the large monitor and fast processor (working)
1 - HP9845B with the small monitor (working)
1 - HP 9845B chassis, no monitor (not working)
2 - 8 inches floppy 9885M (working)
Too many interface boards for 9845 to list
Lots of original 9845 documentation including blue prints

1 - HP-9816 (working)
1 - HP-9817 (working) but no monitor to go with it
Sone interface cards for the above

1 - More recent HP Pavillion (400 Mhz I think)

And obviously a few nice Calculators

HP-67, HP34C, HP-41CX, and a few more recent calculators


I would really like to see a dedicated HP subgroup on this board. Who do we need to ask ??? Anyone with me ?

François

gslick
November 9th, 2015, 08:31 PM
Here's most of the interesting HP gear that I currently have:

HP 85B
HP 86B
HP 87

HP 82321A BASIC language processor / Measurement Coprocessor
HP 82324B BASIC language processor / Measurement Coprocessor
HP 382

HP 712/60, 80, 100
HP B132L

HP 2100A
HP 2113B with 7906 disc drive and 7970B tape drive
HP 2117F
HP 1000 A900

HP 2640 terminals
HP 2645 terminals
HP 2647F terminal (with floppy drives)

HP 16500 logic analyzers
HP 16700 logic analyzers

MattisLind
November 9th, 2015, 10:55 PM
I also like the HP stuff. Mostly because it has such a quality sense when working with these machines.


HP 9810A (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp9810a)
HP 9830B+HP 9866B (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp9830)
HP 9835A and HP 9835B (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp9845)

HP 85 (A) (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp85)

HP 2108 + 7900 diskdrive (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp-21mx)
HP 2117F + 7906 diskdrive

HP Integral PC (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/integral-pc)
HP 9000/300 and HP 9000/340 (http://www.datormuseum.se/computers/hewlett-packard/hp9000-300)
HP 9000/825S

HP2640 and HP2645 (with quite severe screen rot)

Then I have some logic analysers and oscilloscopes.

I think a sub group could be useful.

harry
November 10th, 2015, 01:36 AM
I am sure hp deserves its own group, I love their build quality, but hate their relabled I'Cs which usually always need cross referencing! I too have collected many items, including various HP 150, and HP 150 II machines and drives etc, I have been slowly trying to get my Micro 3000 into a running state and there is so much info at the HP museum to help with projects, so yes, maybe time for someone to give the HP owners a corner to cry in!

Harry

tipc
November 10th, 2015, 02:17 AM
I was warned to stay away from HP scopes. I found a really nice scope on ePay for very little money. The frightful thing about HP scopes I was told was the use of "proprietary micros". This one has the highly proprietary 68000! Absolutely frightening.

gslick
November 10th, 2015, 06:02 AM
HP2640 and HP2645 (with quite severe screen rot)


All of my HP 264x terminals have screen rot to various degrees. I just counted and I currently have 13 of them but only 7 keyboards. In addition to screen rot some of them have very dim displays. I picked up most of them in a government surplus auction a few years ago and those ones look like they were heavily used. Some day I should try removing the screen shield plate on one of the poor condition ones and see how that goes as a method for dealing with the screen rot.

Gerardcjat
November 10th, 2015, 08:46 AM
Me too, as an HP fan, I think a sub group could be useful.

So far, I own a non working 2113 ( 21 MX )
As son as I am done with the 5155 PC ( 3"1/2 external disk install along with some kind of XT-IDE card for HD) , then the 21 MX is next in list :D

PDP11
November 12th, 2015, 12:47 AM
I have some HP stuff. Perhaps there are not so many posts since the equipment seems to weather the test of time better than most anything else. Other than the rollers on the tape drives, and the screen on an Integral, I've never had any problems with any of it. From memory, this is what I have:

HP 85
HP 85B
HP 86
HP 86B
HM 87XM
HP 9815 (with 98203 keyboard)
HP 9815B (with 98203 keyboard)
HP 9816
HP 9826
HP 9920
HP Integral (2)
HP 9000 300
HP 2640B terminal
HP 2644A terminal
HP 2647 terminal
Plus a number of floppy drives, hard drives, monitors, cables, ROMS, etc.

I taught myself programming on an HP 9815A at work in the early '70s.
Because of that, I was asked if I wanted to learn about microprocessors and software - and jumped at the chance.
Because of that, I became a software engineer, manager and director of engineering!

All because I started "playing" on an HP 9815A...

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27783&d=1447321143
http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27784&d=1447321962

:D





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27783
27784

saundby
November 13th, 2015, 04:26 PM
I'd like to see an HP subforum here.

I just came by an HP 85 with travel case, 16K expansion, ROM Matrix, manuals and a bunch of tapes. The tape drive and printer both need work, I'm sure I'll find the usual soft goods need replacement when I open it up. I'm also interested in coming up with some new form of mass storage for it so that I don't have to deal with dying DC-100 tapes.

I've got a bunch of other HP stuff, too. I'll list what comes off the top of my head, but I'm sure I'll miss a lot of what I've got, because I don't always lump it in, mentally, with my other "retro" gear--it's still just "gear" to me. ;)

HP-41CV
HP-41CX
HP-35S
HP Apollo 9000/425 HP-UX 9.07
HP Apollo 9000/725 HP-UX 9.05 (Several)
HP Apollo 9000/735 HP-UX 9.05 (at least two, possibly more.)
HP B2000 HP-UX 11.something
HP Vectra dual pentium
HP Omnigo 100
HP 200LX (several)
HP Omnibook 300s and 400s (a stack about yay high)
HP Omnibook 4150
and who knows what else. ;)

I have immediate plans for the HP 85 once I get a room painted that I'm moving many of my old systems into. There's a spot next to my old Ampro Little Board's terminal where it would fit perfectly.

gslick
November 13th, 2015, 05:08 PM
I just came by an HP 85 with travel case, 16K expansion, ROM Matrix, manuals and a bunch of tapes. The tape drive and printer both need work, I'm sure I'll find the usual soft goods need replacement when I open it up. I'm also interested in coming up with some new form of mass storage for it so that I don't have to deal with dying DC-100 tapes.

Do you already know about HPDrive? That is an easy way to not have to deal with dead tape drives, assuming you already have an HP-IB interface and mass storage ROM. I have some real HP-IB floppy and hard drives but used HPDrive running on a PC instead of them the last time I used my HP 85 series machines.

http://www.hp9845.net/9845/projects/hpdrive/

HP_Museum
March 20th, 2017, 01:58 PM
For those that haven't found it already, the HP Computer Museum at www.hpmuseum.net has a wide range of info and resources on HP computing equipment from the original HP 2116A computer released in 1966 to the full range of HP computing equipment in the early 90's.

Be sure to check out the video of the museum's 2116A in operation here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kko526UpHsM&feature=youtu.be

jameshunt8082
May 24th, 2017, 03:02 AM
Hi,
Yes, no category for Hewlett Packard. I have the first HP laptop the HP110, It is till working! 1984. We were so lucky to be given them.
This one is not my original but I purchased it many years ago.
Anybody interested in buying it?
regards
James

computerasylum
June 21st, 2017, 12:47 PM
Texas Instruments has a category here. Why not Hewlett Packard ??

falter
June 24th, 2017, 08:34 AM
I've been collecting for years but.. yeah.. not a single HP item. I don't know why really.. I guess I think of them more in terms of calculators. And I don't feel like their vintage products have much visual appeal. Entirely subjective. I mean, I wouldn't turn HP kit down if the opportunity and price were right.. but I'm after so many other things first.

gslick
June 24th, 2017, 01:06 PM
I've been collecting for years but.. yeah.. not a single HP item. I don't know why really..

If you're more focused on collecting vintage tech that was aimed at hobbyists when it was current then most HP gear doesn't really fit in that category. For the most part vintage HP computer gear was aimed at professional engineer types, and priced that way, until you start getting into the PC compatible (or somewhat compatible) era. Typically not the sort of stuff hobbyists would/could buy when it was current.

Chuckster_in_Jax
June 24th, 2017, 03:20 PM
If you're more focused on collecting vintage tech that was aimed at hobbyists when it was current then most HP gear doesn't really fit in that category. For the most part vintage HP computer gear was aimed at professional engineer types, and priced that way, until you start getting into the PC compatible (or somewhat compatible) era. Typically not the sort of stuff hobbyists would/could buy when it was current.

I agree.

Just like people that used HP calculators with RPN logic were mostly in scientific curriculum or jobs.

HP computers like the 9000\ 200 and 300 series did standardize on the HPIB interface so it isn't too hard to find peripherals for them.
Video is another story. HP used non-standard formats that make it difficult to get a display that will properly sync. LCD monitors like the NEC LCD1800 and LCD1810 with BNC inputs seem to work fine.