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QuantumII
November 12th, 2009, 01:13 AM
Yesterday I picked up the Heathkit H11 machine and accessories.
What a great haul! It came with this stuff:

- Heath H11 computer
- Dual 8" Floppy drive unit
- Heath H89 All-In-One Computer
- A lot of documentation, all schematics and manuals and programming guides, import documents, building instructions and handwritten notes.
- 3 Heath catalogs from the 80's
- A lot of software on 8" and 5,25" floppies, both copies and originals with boxes.

I got it all from the original owner, builder and importer.


I also got this from him:

- A Compaq Portable/286 with a box full of floppies (Probably over 100, both copies and original software). It has a floppy drive, a tape streamer and a HDD.


It all looks really good, and he told me that everything was working when he packed it away in the late 80s.

I haven't gone trough everything yet, just carried it into the living room and took the pictures below: (Attached is the pictures the owner sent me when I asked about the machine)

EDIT: Oh, the pocket PC on top of the H89 is unrelated, I just left it there when I went to get the camera.

http://home.online.no/~t-gutteb/heath1.jpg

http://home.online.no/~t-gutteb/heath2.jpg

cosam
November 12th, 2009, 01:34 AM
It all looks really good, and he told me that everything was working when he packed it away in the late 80s.
Heh, famous last words! ;-) It may well work, although after 20-ish years doing nothing, I'd be sure to check those power supplies first...

Nice haul all the same!

QuantumII
November 12th, 2009, 01:58 AM
The H89 powers up nicely, and so does the Compaq Portable/286.

The rest is untested as I was so tired yesterday I had to go to bed early.

This afternoon is going to be fun :-)

pontus
November 12th, 2009, 02:35 AM
Sweet deal! Congratulations.

carlsson
November 12th, 2009, 02:42 AM
Yay for a nice haul! Yay for temporarily (?!) filling up the livingroom. :-D

QuantumII
November 12th, 2009, 03:09 AM
Yep, it looks like you were right after all. It won't be stored there permanently :-P