Image Map Image Map
Page 6 of 20 FirstFirst ... 234567891016 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 198

Thread: What are the top 10 rarest vintage computer bits you own?

  1. #51

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Elvey View Post
    I have Canon Cat and one of the original development Cats with wood case and two drives. I have source code for version 2.40 and have modified my Cat to be able to meta compile compile it ( don't have source for the spell checker. That was confidential Canon ).
    I've actually relied on some of your stuff, but I would love to get in there and really start hacking on the thing and/or get some different types of applications running on it. It's just a unique way to do computing.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
    Machine room updated for 2019!: http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

  2. #52
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    1,157

    Default

    My list of stuff I haven't seen on anyone's list yet.

    1. Kim-1 with KIMSI S100 expander
    2. CPU Systems CPU-8 (Fairchild F
    3. IBM 7690 Nursing station (PS/2 based)
    4. IMSAI 8048 Control Computer
    5. Bill-1 (8008 based)
    6. Processor Technology Sol-PC
    7. Zeus 80 (Z80 based)
    8. Elenco Agvision (Tandy Videotex)
    9. Tiger Learning Computer (Apple II based)
    10. Viatron System 21

  3. #53
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    920

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Sheesh:

    http://www.sydex.com/durango/durango.html

    Both of my units are equipped with a hard drive. The earliest uses a large suitcase-sized SA4000 14" drive using HPIB to communicate; the other has a 20 MB Rodime 5.25" in place of the second floppy.
    Wow, that's crazy.. I want one of those now...
    -- Brian

    Systems: Amstad PCW 8256, Apple IIe/II+/GS/Mac+/Mac 512k, Atari 800/520STFM, Commodore 64/128/Amiga 3000/PET 4032/SX-64, IBM PS/1 2121-B82, Kaypro II, Osborne 1, Tandy 1000 SX, TI-99/4A, Timex Sinclair 1000, TRS-80 Color Computer 3/Model 4 GA

  4. #54

    Default

    Since I collect DEC, most of it's from them and I don't always collect anything with silicon either, I basically collect a company. So in no particular order:

    SCSI/FDI Adapter for MicroVAXs/VAXservers/VAXstations (is a bit buggy...)
    Several issues of Quorum, which was a VAXcluster Systems periodical.
    At least a dozen issues of the Digital Technical Journal.
    A few issues of DEC Professional magazine.
    A new employee packet from around 96 to 98.
    The Digital At Work history book.
    Executive Summary for the Aquarius/VAX 9000 line.
    Two catalogs for TEMPEST secure systems and options.

  5. #55

    Default

    I no longer have anything rare. I did have a handful of prototype 3dfx cards. I also had alot of industrial system form the mid 90s. But over the last few years I sold most everything off.
    Now the rarest thing I own in a first gen 1x DVD ram drive.
    I have dyslexia, I have alot of trouble putting my thoughts into words and spelling/grammar is something I struggle with.
    You may need to read my posts twice to understand what I said.

  6. #56

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snuci View Post
    My list of stuff I haven't seen on anyone's list yet.

    1. Kim-1 with KIMSI S100 expander
    I've got a KIMSI as well, but I haven't done much with it yet. I need to build it a cage.

    Related to that I have an AIM-65 and something that calls itself a SuperKIM. It's a mess of wirewrap and I'm not sure what to make of it. I'll get around to getting it working sooner or later.
    I use my C128 because I am an ornery, stubborn, retro grouch. -- Bob Masse
    Machine room updated for 2019!: http://www.floodgap.com/etc/machines.html

  7. #57

    Default

    According to eBay, everything I have is rare - including my Commodore 64 and Vic 20.

    I've got plenty of rare computer related cards, accessories, etc., but they're utterly boring. They're rare only because not many were made. There's no point in listing them here. (anybody want a Magni 4010?)

    Most of my rare stuff these days is keyboard related such as:

    1. 1971 Micro Switch SW keypad (NOS)
    2. 1974 TEC terminal keyboard (Clare Pendar)
    3. 1974 Micro Switch NW keypad (NOS)
    4. 1974 Decision Data 8010 keypunch keyboard (Micro Switch SW)
    5. 1980 Teletype Model 40 keyboard
    6. 1978 Micro Switch SD teleprinter keyboard (NOS)
    6. 1980 IBM 3278 beam spring keyboard (APL)
    7. 1981 IBM 3278 beam spring keyboard (white keypad)
    8. 1979 Cherry Pro M7 keyboard (NOS)
    9. 1980 Cherry M7 ITT/Apple II replacement keyboard (NOS)
    10 1979 Data General Dasher D2 keyboard (Key Tronic)

    Other rare:
    1981 DEC GIGI
    1979 DEC VT100 with Datasystem 150 keycaps (VT100 is not rare, but keycaps - and unyellowed condition are)
    1979 IBM 3279 terminal
    Viper 520 accelerator for Amiga 500 (not so interesting now that Vampire is out)
    Memotech MTX500 (or is it common?)

    I have many items that are not rare, but their condition is (perfect condition, never used, original box): TI-99/4A, Atari 800XL, TRS-80 Model 100, Tac-2 joystick, and at least 8 different vintage trackballs & mice.
    Last edited by Mr.Amiga500; October 4th, 2018 at 08:06 AM.

  8. #58

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by snuci View Post
    My list of stuff I haven't seen on anyone's list yet.

    1. Kim-1 with KIMSI S100 expander
    2. CPU Systems CPU-8 (Fairchild F
    3. IBM 7690 Nursing station (PS/2 based)
    4. IMSAI 8048 Control Computer
    5. Bill-1 (8008 based)
    6. Processor Technology Sol-PC
    7. Zeus 80 (Z80 based)
    8. Elenco Agvision (Tandy Videotex)
    9. Tiger Learning Computer (Apple II based)
    10. Viatron System 21
    That's quite a list. That IBM 7690 has quite a "late-80's future" look to it. (and I'd rather live in late-80's future than the 90's future )

    I never even heard of the Elenco Agvision. How strange, that's nearly the same colour I planned on painting my Apple II. (until it got lost in shipping)

  9. #59

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Amiga500 View Post
    According to eBay, everything I have is rare
    This is a great point! Which means everything we have, even the most basic SCSI cable, is rare!

    I've got a few molex power cables with a DEC part number tag! It's rare! Hard to find! It's up for a bidding starting at $50 on eBay!

  10. #60

    Default

    Another to add to my list:
    MA2800
    MA2016 2ea
    MA2732
    MA2000 ( with battery damage )

    These are modular, stackable computer parts.
    See National 1984 data book, section 12.
    The processor was the NSC800 that had the 8085 bus with Z80 instructions. I also have a Forth language module, not listed in the data book. I may try to recover the power pack some day.
    Dwight

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •