[rescue] Wanted - 3B2

John Lengeling John.Lengeling at radisys.com
Mon Jul 7 16:20:48 CDT 2008

I attended and then worked for Bradley University in Peoria Illinois and
AT&T was a large corporate sponsor for the university at the time.   We
had lots of AT&T computers around campus.   The 3B15 was in the computer
science department.    The 3B5 was running telephone billing software
since we had an AT&T PBX.  3B2s were used in the Admissions department
running a custom build database and Microsoft Word for word processing.

I actually won a raffle for a 3B1 from an AT&T VAR.   Funny thing was
that the AT&T VAR made their first million dollars in sales by selling
floppy disks to businesses...back when they were $25-$50 for a box of


-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Steve Hatle
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2008 4:13 PM
To: The Rescue List
Subject: Re: [rescue] Wanted - 3B2

On 7/7/08 3:57 PM, "John Lengeling"  wrote:

> 3B1 - Desktop, all in one unit 68K based system
> 3B2/300, 3B2/400, 3B2/500, 3B2/600, 3B2/800 were all desk top servers.
> They sat pretty much on a desk as they has a rectangular footprint and
> wouldn't fit in a 19" rack.
> 3B5, 3B15 were cabinet sized and came already mounted in racks.

3B2/300 and 3B2/310 were slightly larger than the original PC/XT. I know
3B2/600 was about the size of a Coleman cooler, and about 100x heavier.
never saw any of the other models in the flesh.

3B1's were kind of funky/cool, but I never really warmed up to the ones
had to deal with.

BTW, if anyone has a Blit or DMD 5620 for the 3B2 series, let me know. I
miss that persistent green phosphor...

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