Multiple Pickups: Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Delaware.
Last weekend BitHistory picked up a total of 5 lots of items. 2 Pickups in Pennsylvania, 2 in Ohio, and 1 in Delaware. Was a good mixture of Commodore 64, Apple II, Digital Equipment Corp., and IBM PC related items. Lots of hardware, and lots of books, manuals, and software that will be considered for archival.
Rescue: DECWriter III’s, TI Omni 800’s, and more.
Recent rescue this last weekend. We picked up 12x DECWRITER III LS120 and 10x Texas Instruments Omni 800 Model 820 KSR Teletypes. Also included in the lot were 2x DEC LA75 Companion printers, a LA424 MultiPrinter, and a bunch of NOS spare print heads, manuals, and ribbons. We are looking forward to getting these tested, and using a few of these on future exhibits.
Currently, our collection is stored in multiple storage facilities in two cities, which makes sorting, logistics, and just about everything, very complicated! We are excited to be moving the collection to a new location that we have just leased. This will allow us to finally have the entire collection in one location, and will allow us to get much of our surplus items back in the hands of the community. Our goal is is preserve “one of everything”. During the general course of acquiring items we do need for the […]
Texas Instruments TI-74 BASICALC
Released in 1985, to replace the Texas Instruments CC-40, The TI-74 BASICALC is a programmable calculator featuring the BASIC programming language. Features: TMS70C46 CPU31 Character 5×7 LCD32+4 KB ROM8 KB RAMRAM/ROM Expansion PortHEXBUS Port80 Characters per line (31 visible)Powered by 4x AAA Batteries
66 Items Archived in February 2021.
Was a pretty productive month starting off 2021. This month, we archived 66 items. Digital DECstation – MS-DOS v3.30.01Digital ER-PC4XQ-AA-001 DECstation MS-DOS 03.30.01 and GW-BASICCommodore Amiga 600 UK Flyer (CBM 074)Apple IIgs System Fan Installation Instructions (030-1323)Digital EK-VS200-OM-001 VAXstation I Owner’s ManualBasic Apple BASIC, 4th PrintingSpinRite II v1.1IBM PS/1 Printer Driver for Microsoft Works (1196616)3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN PC Card Installation v2.1 (74-1879-001/83-1150-001)3Com Megahertz 10/100 LAN CardBus PC Card Installation v2.6 (74-20441-000/83-1233-000)Masterclips – The Art of BusinessWindows for Workgroups v3.1 Upgrade for Windows 3.0 Users (1992-10-01)MS-DOS v6.0 Plus Enhanced ToolsRockwell […]
TRS-80 Model III, and DEC Items!
A recent gift to our collection. A TRS-80 Modell III, Printer, and quite a bit of software! Also gifted to us, a bunch of DEC TK-50 tapes, some VAX 2000 Manuals, and a couple of DEC VAX RD54 Disk Drives. We’ll be sorting through all of this, posting more pictures, and getting items archived soon!
Building an Apple II Newsroom
By: Joshua Coleman “This project came to fruition after collective tinkering sessions with my Apple II and various communications technologies that I use to interface the Apple II with the modern web. It’s pretty straightforward and I can imply (or just imagine) that this kind of set up was likely used as the earliest newsroom technology when the communications networks were strictly between institutions like communications between the AP and, say, the Washington Post.” Read the article here, or watch the video!
The Impractical but Indisputable Rise of Retrocomputing
“While modern, ever more efficient computers are selling better than they have in years, vintage computers — impractical old devices in need of repairs and out-of-production parts — are also in demand on sites like eBay. Collectors also flock to message boards, subreddits and Discord servers to buy, sell and trade parts.” Click here for source article