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cweave
January 13th, 2014, 08:36 AM
Hello Everyone,
I need help with some old terminals.
Any info anyone has would appreciated!

I have 2 of each of the following, which seem to be the same units (only branded different) at least to my untrained eye.

G.E. MARK LINK TERMINAL
THESE ALSO HAVE AN ID PLATE INSIDE THAT READS:
PROPERTY OF G.E. INFORMATION SERVICES
SER # GEC1496
CAT # 729500
From what I can gather these could be units formerly used at (or by) GEnie which might make them a bit of early internet history.

The TEXAS INSTRUMENTS units are marked:

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SERIES 700
774 INTELLIGENT TERMINAL SYSTEM


Thanks in advance for any help!

barythrin
January 13th, 2014, 09:57 AM
What sort of information were you looking for about them? You probably came across the only google hit here for the 774 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=849&dat=19780626&id=kclOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DEoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4728,7205139). The TI Silent 700 should have a fair amount of descriptive information out there on it.

Out of curiosity have any pictures?

tingo
January 13th, 2014, 11:57 AM
FWIW, the Terminals wiki (http://terminals.classiccmp.org/) have information about quite a few of TI terminals (http://terminals.classiccmp.org/wiki/index.php/Category:TI).

cweave
January 14th, 2014, 11:46 AM
What sort of information were you looking for about them? You probably came across the only google hit here for the 774 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=849&dat=19780626&id=kclOAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DEoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4728,7205139). The TI Silent 700 should have a fair amount of descriptive information out there on it.

Out of curiosity have any pictures?

I don't have any pics yet, but I will have today... or the next day or so. Btw I had not found the info you did , so thanks! The only thing I found, was a few references on the G.E. units, they were referred to in some articles in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View Ca.
As far as the type of info I'm looking for... I'd like to get anything I can about them. In the end I'll be selling the units, I hope intact.

Thanks!