[TUHS] Finding homes for old machines (in the UK)

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Mon Nov 3 20:16:00 AEST 2008

Sorry, this is a bit off-topic, but I'm not sure of anywhere better to  

I used to have a number of HLH Orion machines, which were superminis  
(they ran BSD 4.2 / 4.3) made in the UK in the 80s and very early  
90s.  A friend of mine still has some, which I suspect may be the last  
ones extant, and a mass of documentation & media for them. He's  
retiring soon and needs to find homes for them.

I think they're historically reasonably interesting machines - I  
suspect they may have been almost the last significant British  
computer design, and the earlier model was quite an interesting  
machine, with user-programmable microcode &c (the later model was, I  
think, not so interesting, if a lot faster).

Does anyone know of any museum-type places which might be able to  
offer them a home?  They are still working (we think, he needs to turn  
them on).  I'm thinking of approaching the Bletchley Park people, but  
I'm wondering if anyone here has any better leads.



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