Wanted - Serial terminal

mikem

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Hello,
I've been looking for a serial terminal/dumb terminal. Something that can take a serial (RS-232) input. Typical brands were Wyse or DEC, but there were a lot of different terminals in the market (my old terminal was a Cromemco) with different screen types (white, amber, green). If anyone has one or knows where I might get one, please let me know. I've looked on eBay, but the prices are just way more than I'd be willing to pay for what is a bit of a novelty.
 

PS2it

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I have a few terminals. Would you be open to a bit of a project (a good cleaning, some cosmetic repair), or something turnkey?
 
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mikem

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I have a few terminals. Would you be open to a bit of a project (a good cleaning, some cosmetic repair), or something turn key?
Hello, It would probably depend on the price and level of the project. What brand/models of terminals do you have? Obviously the closer to turnkey the better, but I think it all depends on level of effort, price, and model.
 

PS2it

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Hello, It would probably depend on the price and level of the project. What brand/models of terminals do you have? Obviously the closer to turnkey the better, but I think it all depends on level of effort, price, and model.
I've got an Ampex (210?) and at least one DEC terminal. Neither have keyboards, but I believe both work. I'll have to dig them out, test them, and get some photos over to you.
 

PS2it

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It's an Ampex 230 Plus. It's got some cracks and scuffs, but it does turn on. I don't have a keyboard so I can't test full functionality.

It's yours for $25.
Otherwise, make me an offer! The other is a DEC VT320, it works, but I don't have a keyboard for that one either. I'd prefer to sell the Ampex, as I'd like to use the DEC terminal for another project, but I'd consider selling it.
 

mikem

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Sorry for the delay - I did some research on the Ampex and what it would take to get a keyboard. Thank you for getting it out and taking the pictures, but I'll probably have to pass - I don't know if I'm that committed to having a terminal given the keyboards aren't cheap.
 
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