* [COFF] WECo/Bell Branded Computer Hardware
@ 2023-06-19 19:38 segaloco via COFF
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From: segaloco via COFF @ 2023-06-19 19:38 UTC (permalink / raw)
Hello, I've got a question I'm puzzling on that someone here may have some info on.
Are there any known lists/promo material/price sheets from between 80-83 regarding WECo computing hardware such as the 3B20D and 3B20S? More broadly, is it documented at all what hardware models made it out before the removal of the Bell logo and transition from WECo to AT&T ownership of the 3B and related technologies?
Aside from the cover illustration of a 3B20S on the UNIX 4.1 manual and having seen a MAC-Tutor on eBay once, I can't say I've seen any other WECo branded computation hardware with Bell logos. The only photos I can find of a 3B20D are a later AT&T branded issue.
Any leads? Would it have just been BellMAC stuff and 3B20 systems before the change in logo? Based on the manual I recently received, the 3B5 may have also made it out during the WECo period but after dropping the Bell logo, somewhere between the consent degree being produced and the completion of divesting WECo.
- Matt G.
P.S. In the bigger picture, I'm slowly starting to aggregate info together on Bell/WECo's computer hardware activities tangential to but distinct from UNIX developments. Stuff like the 3B computers, BellMAC stuff, etc. If there's already a community/resources in this focused area I'd happily divert those efforts to a more focused collective.
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