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STM Pied Piper
When Jeremy Wilcox first contacted me he said he had a few Communicators he'd rescued from the skip when they were all dumped from his company's service department. I wasn't actually prepared for the amount of STM stuff he gave me, and I was even less prepared to discover that one of the machines was one of the very first prototypes made by STM in Canada and reviewed in the hallowed pages of PCN as mentioned on the previous page. This machine (serial #38) had, like some of the others, been butchered for spares but I've managed to resurrect it and almost restore it to its former glory.
Nowadays it could be seen as 'just another CP/M machine' but back then it was a really impressive piece of kit, though the carrying handle is still crap :) Jeremy also gave me an external floppy drive enclosure which I didn't know existed, as well as some of the 2 port serial cards. Fortunately the original STM floppies still work so I was able to run the demo as can be seen in the pictures.
Pictures of the later models to come once I've got them in some semblance of order; anyone got some spare WDC floppy drive controllers they'd like to part with? :)

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