Sunday, January 27, 2019

Vintage Rare Entrex DG 8K Core Stack Memory Wincor Nixdorf Siemens Computer

This is probably and "archive of an archive".  An eBay auction from years gone by, archived by "Worthpoint".

Based on context, I suspect that this was from one and the same seller who currently has a very similar board on eBay, and has for the past year or so:  NRS1 (Richard DuBois).

I archive this here to keep this rare stuff documented somewhere, before it all disappears into obscurity:

Entrex 8K Core Memory Board from: 1971
8K Core Stack on 16 bit Memory Board

Nice Piece of Vintage Computer History!

This board measures 15" X 15" 
A copy of the NOVA 16K Memory made by Data General

Pulled from a Entrex/Nixdorf 480 Computer Mini Computer 
Entrex was bought out by Nixdorf Computer and Nixdorf was 
merged to Siemens Nixdorf Informations systems than later split off to 
Fujitsu Siemens Computers and later known as 
Wincor Nixdorf . 
Collectors or Teaching Item

Sold As Is * No Returns * Not for use

You'll receive the item pictured - only have one! 

Monday, January 7, 2019

Entrex Data/Scope Keystation Connector: Winchester Electronics MRE14S and MRS14P

Well, we finally figured out what this bizarre connector was, and to my astonishment, 
they aren't quite as rare as I thought!

Winchester MRE14
Winchester MRS14
Continental 14-20
Gorn GM-14
GMCT Connector
Positronic GM14

Thank you to Dominique, for sharing this picture of the connector to your 

Entrex Data/Scope Keystation "Terminal",  from your private collection...
What a bizarre plug!

Here's where the cord comes out of the back of the Keystation.  (I believe that this id-tag is for the Keystation's power supply, instead of for the terminal itself.)
Here's the back of the machine, where it plugs into:
And the backside of the boards that hold those female "sockets":
And how it connects on the inside of the "keystation" terminal