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Old 26th Nov 2020, 3:19 pm   #1
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Default Recycling Tonto monitors

I worked for BT in the 80s/90s since the department was being closed down we had time to recycle new in box Tonto kit which was going in the skip. Some of the monitors were kept back and converted into Colour TVs with parts from Sends the TV parts shop. The Tubes were very good for TV use being Hi definition type. I used my one for many years.
I still have one of the mod sheets.
Nobody wanted the New in box Tonto Keyboards!
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Old 28th Nov 2020, 7:43 pm   #2
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Default Re: Recycling Tonto monitors

I wish I had kept my ICL one per desk colour monitor it was excellent!
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Old 6th Dec 2020, 6:05 pm   #3
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Default Re: Recycling Tonto monitors

Greenweld were selling the ICL One-per-desk Keyboards, processor boards & microdrives back in the late 80's, and I bought 1 of each.
But many years later, I picked up a complete Merlin Tonto (exc. moniitor) and also Microdrive cartridges from radio rallies.

And I missed out winning a (rarer colour) monitor on eBay (I was surprised there would be many other bidders) a few months ago, from someone selling items for Cambridge's Centre for Computing History which no doubt has a few (I've certainly seen some on display in TNMoC at Bletchley Park).
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