[rescue] IBM and Unisys equipment

Chad Fernandez fernande at internet1.net
Thu Sep 25 09:27:12 CDT 2003


Where in northern Indiana?  What was the Unisys used for, and by who?

I know that the A-series can be big..... how big is this system?

I'd like to see the pictures.

Chad Fernandez
Michigan, USA

Dan Sikorski wrote:
> I have access to some equipment that will probably soon be hitting a
> dumpster.  This is not currently in my possession, but probably could be
> if i want it. 
> The biggest of this is what i believe to be a Unisys A series
> mainframe.  I don't know anything about it, but did snap a few pictures
> of it that i could make available if anyone's interested.  It's
> currently powered off in the same room that Unisys installed it in when
> the machine was new.  There's one terminal in there, and a couple of
> hard drives and tape drives attached to it.  There's a lot of
> paraphernalia with this, tapes, boards, even Unisys branded cans of
> freon.  This machine apparently had some sort of monitoring system with
> it.  Part of the time while i was in the room, a box on the wall was
> saying "Alert condition two exists!" repeatedly.  Also present is the
> Unisys-owned cabinet.  Think they'd still want the call to come unlock
> it and clean it out?
> At another location, there is an IBM tape drive model 3430, and an IBM
> line printer model 5262.  These are both on pallets and were left in a
> warehouse by the previous owner of the building.  Condition unknown.
> If anyone is interested in this stuff, let me know.  It's all in
> northern indiana, and i seriously doubt that it's worth shipping
> anywhere.  It can probably be stored for a while (the unisys will
> probably sit there and rot) if someone is genuinely interested.
> 	-Dan Sikorski
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