Vintage Digital Equipment Corporation DEC VT100 Terminal/Keyboard - Working For Sale
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Vintage Digital Equipment Corporation DEC VT100 Terminal/Keyboard - Working:
CONDITION:NOTE - the is the original VT100 - not the VT101 produced a few years later. The vintage is about 1981.
Works fine. Runs all internal tests and tested RS232 with computer. And I left it on for 3 days running tests to be sure before I listed it. See photos.
Original VT100 USER GUIDE - which I am including.
The photos show the keyboard is in great condition.
The front had a company logo versus the DEC logo and a piece of paper had been taped to the frontfor directions on a program.I removed these and you can see (especially where the VT100 logo would be) what the original color was.Unfortunately in the years it was used (both before and while I used it), the front was exposed to fluorescent light and as the pictures show, these terminals yellowed considerably if exposed to light in an office environment.
I used this for 3 years off and on for a computer company I designed machines for.It has been stored in a humidity controlled environment with cover since in one place and not actually moved except that I tested it every year to make sure electronics were still ok (I am an electronics engineer).
The plastic pieces that hold the top on, had been damaged before I started using it. In order to ship it safely to an customer, I fashioned a couple of bolts on the back that fit where the plastic pieces did and a "wall anchor" for the lower front. These do not show unless you pick it up and set it on side or top. They can be removed if the original pieces of plastic can be obtained. I cut no holes to do my "fix".
Well, I am having to downsize and therefore selling most of my museum although I will always have a fond place in my heart for VT100's.
It is complete with Keyboard, Power cord, and I have wrapped it in plastic inside the StyrofoamORIGINAL packing material and box. (Yeah, I know, pretty crazy to have the shipping box after 38 years ...)
AS WE ALL KNOW ... shipping a unit with a picture tube in it is also subject to abuse by shipping people no matter how well it is packed.So I will insure it - and BE SURE to check out the box for obvious signs of damage.ALSO - only UPS allows insurance over $100. So I can only allow UPS shipping. (Not that it is easy to collect, if needed).
If you can plug it in, and the screen shows the blinking cursor (and you hear a beep) in a couple of minutes, then it should be fine.You can fill the screen with "E"s with a loop back plug and typing "<ESC>#8"
Happy computing and nostalgia !
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