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    I found a 5 1/4 full height drive in the cupboard the other day at our old high school campus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    We've still got 2 - 486's and some keyboards that have DIN connectors. I've never powered them up but they were used to drive a wind tunnel and I believe they still work.
    486 with added magical Turbo button?! That actually is designed to slow things down....

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    Found a spectrum when cleaning out, and a BBC Micro User Manual

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    Before we moved into our new building, we found a cupboard where our notorious pack rat kept his stuff. I think the oldest things we found in there were bright red rotary telephones similar to this:


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    found 2 bbc micros in store cupboard complete with monitors, tape drives and floppy drive. Also found a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk, have a draw full of 3 1/2 inch floppy's.

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    I know we still have a BBC Micro tucked away above a cleaners cupboard, but never remember to dig it out when sending stuff for recycling. No point in us keeping it since the monitors and drives went out 15 years ago.

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    Also found a lone intel i486 SX 25MHz processor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy View Post
    Before we moved into our new building, we found a cupboard where our notorious pack rat kept his stuff. I think the oldest things we found in there were bright red rotary telephones similar to this:

    one of my schools has a browny beige wall mount varient of that one still on the class wall

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    Some photos from 1910 when we removed an old cupboard in the boardroom to run some cat5 cables (Not the oldest photos of the school however, there is a photo of one of the buildings dated back to 1890...)

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    I have come across a few teachers that appear to be of the same vintage as the photos mentioned above... does that count?

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    You're all mostly beating me for ancient gear, i have an unopened windows 98SE installation pack...

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    Found an almost square RM mouse the other day from a 286.

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    I've got a Valiant Turtle and two Roamers.

    Their website looks like its from the 1990s!
    Valiant Technology Ltd.

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    We still use the Roamers. :$

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    Found a floppy disc today.

    The office found a box of floppy discs yesterday.

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