Das geeks hit crowdfunding target: IBM mainframes are coming home

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/3/2019 | Staff
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Big congratulations to Adam Bradley and Chris Blackburn, who have raised enough cash to get their rescued IBM 360s back from Nuremberg.

If you missed the original story the pair found themselves the owners of a pair of IBM 360 mainframes and assorted peripherals following some over-enthusiastic internet bidding in the pub.

Trips - Nuremberg - Iron - Building - Dramas

Two or three quick trips to Nuremberg were required to rescue the old iron before the building they were in was demolished. This was achieved with only minor dramas and the machines were safely stored in a Nuremberg lock-up.

The lads started fund raising in order to raise the £5,000 needed to hire a man and very large van to get the kit back to the UK.

Thanks - Contributors - Reg - Readers - £5

Thanks to 113 contributors, a few of them Reg readers we reckon, they have now raised £5,020 – enough to cover transport costs and a couple of Weiner schnitzels.

Adam told us: "It’s very exciting, we never imagined we’d have this much interest but we’re incredibly happy that so many people love our project!" He said the two were following up a couple leads about transport but had been a bit busy with their...
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