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romanon
November 30th, 2017, 05:51 AM
Ok, we all have some aberrations. My is (among other things) low serial number mania.

Here are my aces in the hand.

IBM PC XT ( very early, case was made in 5/1983 ) SN - 00027853

42198

IBM Portable PC (quite pretty early - final test made in 3/7/1984) SN - 00011119

42199

IBM PC rev. A (not very early, actually quite late :( ) SN - 0306577

42201


What about you? Have you also some early low SN IBM pieces?

SpidersWeb
November 30th, 2017, 09:27 AM
I don't think New Zealander's were huge early adopters of IBM and the associated price tags, but I do have one serial number I'm happy with - have an IBM JX that was one of the first 500 produced, matched with expansion unit #24 (well 99000024). It and it's three floppy drives all run great, and are permanently setup (not stored away).

In fairness, it's not too surprising though as they didn't really sell a lot - I've got a 1986 machine where the serial number is only something like 35000.

Unknown_K
November 30th, 2017, 11:21 AM
My 5150 is #0155185, old enough for me.

Shadow Lord
December 1st, 2017, 07:59 AM
There was a thread (http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?36547-Ibm-pc-5150a-Possibly-a-pre-release-build&p=290783#post290783) a while back mentioning low serial number 5150s.

Trixter
December 1st, 2017, 12:18 PM
have an IBM JX that was one of the first 500 produced, matched with expansion unit #24 (well 99000024). It and it's three floppy drives all run great, and are permanently setup (not stored away).

And here I thought there was nothing left for me to covet. That's a very nice (and rare) piece!

This is one of the times living in the USA has made it impossible to source a JX -- they were made for the Japanese market, and then were resold to Australians and New Zealanders at a big discount. I'll bet you guys have Dick Smith systems falling out of the woodwork too :-)

kitor
December 7th, 2017, 12:03 PM
I wonder where I can find this engraved serial number on XT.
I own Greenock-made 5160 with 64-256k board and I can see only this sticker on the back.
42378