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Offline psxphill

Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2012, 05:47:57 PM »
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Yup, Amstrad CPCs and PCWs, also later Spectrums, Tatung Einsteins, the Opus disc drives shown in this unit, the Oric disc drive, and probably quite a few other places too.

They weren't popular by any stretch of the imagination, but they weren't limited to Amstrad either (The Spectrum didn't have a 3 inch drive until Sinclair sold the Spectrum to Amstrad).
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_floppy_disk#The_3-inch_compact_floppy_disk
 

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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2012, 06:44:22 PM »
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Looks to me like it's some sort of one off build. With it all been in working condition I bet it would fetch a nice price to someone who is into these odd ball custom systems.

My guess is it would have been used in a GP's surgery or maybe a clinic given that it looks to have some pharmacy related software. Actually it would make a really nice coding station too. I would keep it and use it myself.


I was wondering the same thing.  It looks like someone has tried (and done a fantasic job) of turning a BBC Model A/B into some sort of custom build.  Great find!
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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2012, 08:51:36 PM »
far from ! excellent find, and custom build as well.

If you *must* sell it, I'm sure it will fetch a nice price (no, must not bid... damn... stop...)

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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2012, 09:51:06 PM »
I really wouldn't sell it. Its something that begs to be used and I would imagine that it would end up in a private collection and gather dust. The Beeb was a brilliant computer, it had some great games and was easy enough to program on.

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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2012, 10:30:19 PM »
Really unique piece of kit - I'd hang onto it if I were you.
 

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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2012, 06:59:51 AM »
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far from ! excellent find, and custom build as well.

If you *must* sell it, I'm sure it will fetch a nice price (no, must not bid... damn... stop...)

Tom UK


Yes yes.. Bid - I don't want it. Im not into this kind of stuff. Wouldnt be used.
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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2012, 07:58:33 AM »
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They weren't popular by any stretch of the imagination, but they weren't limited to Amstrad either (The Spectrum didn't have a 3 inch drive until Sinclair sold the Spectrum to Amstrad).
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_floppy_disk#The_3-inch_compact_floppy_disk


Back in the day, I also saw a couple of Beebs connected to 3" drives - these were in an industrial setting but I'm not sure why they had these drives rather than the 5.25" common units - perhaps better durability?
 

Offline foleyjo

Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2012, 09:17:03 AM »
Everyone who had a BBC at school in the 80's must remember playing Grannys Garden on it
 

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Re: BBC Micro Computer System Acorn DFS
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2012, 10:09:51 AM »
I was thinking of that myself :)