Monday, March 15, 2021

Silent700's Entrex Data/Terminal from JCPenny Auction "The Trapezoid"

 @Silent700 over Discord ClassicCMP Terminals Channel on March 4, 2021


Terminal acquired from a 
Grafe Auction on February 16, 2021
JCPenny, Archives and Historical Items
Lot #811
Original Auction                    Archived Auction

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From: Lori Campbell <lori@grafeauction.com>
Date: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 at 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: Entrex 05520-001 data entry terminal @ JC Penny Auction
To: Convergent MightyFrame
Cc: grafeauction.com <info@grafeauction.com>


Good morning,

The items sold in the recent JCPenney auction were items collected and stored in the JCPenney Archives in Plano, TX. As far as we know, all of the items had a connection to JCPenney's in some form or fashion but we have no additional information for this piece. Good luck in your search for information!

Lori L. Campbell
Office Administrator

 
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On Thu, Mar 4, 2021 at 11:45 PM Convergent MightyFrame  wrote:
Hello.  I'm a vintage computer historian enthusiast, doing some historical research on this item sold at your auction last month:

https://www.grafeauction.com/event/jcpenney-archives-and-historical-items/lot/811

Can you share any details about its origin?  It's in an auction of JC Penny stuff, but is there a backstory?  Was there a JC Penny warehouse somewhere that this was stored in, along with many other store historical memorabilia in your auction?  Or could some of these items, such as this, be from other sources, just mixed in to this auction event?

Anything you are able to share is highly appreciated, no matter how small.

Best always,
AJ