The Jim Austin Computer Collection
This is a classic 1970's HP machine, that complements the other HP machines in the collection particularly the HP3000 machines. Its a medium sized system with quite a few disk drives. Its user micro programmable with the correct options. It can address up to 2Mb of memory and a word size of 16 bits.
Origin of the machine
This machine was donated by DTZ Ltd. via John Cooper on the 18th Dec 2004. It has the address DTZ Debenham Thorpe, 75 Davis Street, London, W1A 4AG as its original home.
The machine is one of the HP 1000 family, and is type 2113B. The first recorded installation date is 2 December 1976. However, the machine was considerably up dated over its life, with the addition of large exchangeable disk drives. The last recorded use was in the 1990's.
The machine is based on TTL and DTL (yes, diode transistor logic), and does not have a microprocessor.
The system consists of a processor cabinet with the type number 2178C.
This also houses one of the two 7970E mag. tape drives. There is another large cabinet holding the second tape drive (7970E),
The main processor close up.
Inside the main processor
The expansion cabinet close up.
There are four 7925 exchangeable disc drives. Here is one with the lid off.
A MANNESMAN TALLY 660 high speed line printer.
There is a full set of manuals, tapes and discs (eleven 13356A packs) with editors and database software.
It has one terminal type 2394A (015 049 options) and three 2645A wide screen terminals and key board. One includes a pair of cassette tape drives.
The main processor contains the following cards:
Front rack (in order from top of cab)
six 64K memory cards type 12747A.
MCMMO 256K memory type 12780A
MCMMO 128K memory type 12779A
ECC controller type 2102C
Line printer card
Line printer card
four 12966A cards
2116b card (not sure of this one)
7970 Mag tape 1
7970 Mag tape 2
Two 7970E tape drives.
Expansion cabinet (12979B) front:
12845B line printer card
Expansion cabinet back
Also a loose 13037 interface card and cable.
The machine in John Coopers house!
And when it arrived...