Subject: IBM RT 6151/130 for free, pick up in San Francisco
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From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-ports
Date: 07/04/2004 14:24:11
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I have an IBM RT 6151/130 available for free, if you pick it up in San 
Francisco.  It has a nice color display, a nice IBM Selectric-type 
keyboard, a mouse, an ESDI hard disk, external cartridge tape drive, 
Ethernet controller, and has AIX 2 installed.  It ran the last time I 
turned it on, about 5 years ago.

I also have some IBM technical manuals for it.

I got the system ~10 years ago, and intended to port NetBSD to it at 
one time.  But that never happened, and is not likely to (yes, 
Christos, I will give you a full refund :-).  Anyone who is interested 
in porting NetBSD to this system, I may have some additional technical 
information I can provide that could help you with the project.

As much as I hate to part with it, the machine is just taking up space 
in my garage, and it needs to go so that I can proceed with a home 
improvement project.

If you're interested, you need to make arrangements to pick it up from 
my house in San Francisco.  I will not ship it; it's a heavy, 
built-like-a-tank desktop system, just like grandma^WIBM used to make.

There is a deadline -- if you want it, you must arrange to pick it up 
on or before July 17[*], otherwise it goes to the crusher to have the 
steel, lead, tin, and gold reclaimed.

[*] I may be willing to extend this deadline under certain 
circumstances.  If you are interested in the machine, contact me and we 
can discuss.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>


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