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    Default IBM PC/XT/AT low serial number mania

    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

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

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

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    What about you? Have you also some early low SN IBM pieces?
    IBM PC 5150(A): IBM PC 5160 (64-256k): IBM PC 5160 (256-640k): IBM PC 5170 (099): IBM PC 5170 (319/339): IBM PC 5140: IBM PC 5162: IBM PC 5155:
    WANTED! : IBM 5161 Expansion unit, IBM 5154 monitor, IBM EGA card, IBM VGA card, IBM PC screws, IBM 5100, IBM 5110, IBM 5520, IBM 5120, IBM Displaywriter, IBM system/23 Datamaster.
    My IBM PC hardware collection

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    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.
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    My 5150 is #0155185, old enough for me.
    What I collect: 68K/Early PPC Mac, DOS/Win 3.1 era machines, Amiga/ST, C64/128
    Nubus/ISA/VLB/MCA/EISA cards of all types
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    There was a thread a while back mentioning low serial number 5150s.
    Current Wish List: 1. IBM 7531 Industrial Series PC 2. NEC MultiSync XL (JC-2001) Monitor 3. Copy II PC Enhanced Option Board (the one with the toggle switch on the back) 4. MicroSolutions MatchPoint AND/OR UniDOS card 5. Compaq 14" VGA CRT Monitor (the one that came with the SystemPro)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpidersWeb View Post
    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
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    - Music Construction Set, IBM Music Feature edition (has red sticker on front stating IBM Music Feature)
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    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.
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