NORD-50 Serial 37
Judging from the dates on a random card, the computer was built in 1976.
With the computer came a number of NORD-50 manuals I haven't seen before.
- ND-05.003.01 NORD-50 REFERENCE MANUAL
- ND-05.007.01 NORD-50 FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
- ND-05.008.01 NORD-50 General Description and Module Description
- ND-06.005.01 NORD-10 NORD-10 - NORD-50 Communication System (2 copies)
- ND-30.010.02 NORD-50 Hardware Maintenance Manual
- ND-60.075.01 NORD-50 assembler
- ND-60.075.01A NORD-50 assembler
- ND-60.076.02 NORD-50 MONITOR User's Guide and System Documentation (3 copies)
- ND-60.083.02 NORD-50 LOADER User's Guide
- ND-60.116.01 NORD-10/NORD-50 Operator's Guide (2 copies)
- ND-60.118-01 US50 Course Manual for NORD-50 Software Courses
- ND-62.008.01 NORD-50 Test System
Other NORD-50 manuals on-line is.
- ND-05.004.01 NORD-50 CPU HARDWARE MANUAL I
- ND-05.004.01 NORD-50 CPU HARDWARE MANUAL II
- ND-30.001.01A NORD-10 NORD-50 Operator's Guide
The system is equipped with...
- Two crates of Big Multiport Memory
- ... more when I have had time to go over the system
Missing parts and damages
- The side panels are missing.
- Power distribution panel.
It's hard to tell the exact price, the NORD-50 was sold as a package with a NORD-10 included. In the February 1981 price list the most bare-bone system, ND-1439/S cost 540.000 NOK while a NORD-10 alone cost 74700, putting the NORD-50 basic system at 433.000 NOK. There is no mention of how much memory was included at that price.
Looks almost complete, a few memory cards are missing in the Big Multi Port Memory but the remaining ones can be re-positioned to give a whole memory system.
I will go through the system and clean it up. I also have to go through the cards to check that none is placed in the wrong slot. Then I need a NORD-10 to connect to as an interface. It will probably take some time before I can even contemplate to run this machine.
Further inventory have revealed that I have no NORD-10 cards to connect a NORD-50. I have drawings of the cards though so if I can't find a card I might build one.