So I went to a town about 60 miles away because a seller was cleaning out a building and I could see a few PC's of the right era with disassembled, but with lots of parts left in them.
Well I get there, and it turns out since the seller took the pictures scrappers hit the building, and took all the PCs that had circuitry in them and stole any parts that were laying around.
The good news is that, not pictured, there was a Dec 1995 build date Dell Trinitron P1110 21" CRT monitor there that hadn't been stolen (I don't blame them, its 75lbs). I tested it on site and after about 20 seconds of very loud crackling from condensation getting kicked out, it displayed its self-test stuff so I paid him the sum of $20 for it.
I've got it outside and I verified the screen was just dirty, not scratched, but I've yet to hookup a VGA cable and run Nokia Monitor Test to see if it performs well.
Even if it does do I really want to set this leviathan ontop of my Compaq Deskpro, I don't know if the internal supports can handle this much weight. It's also missing its monitor stand which might actually be good since that should distribute the weight.
EDIT: So I tested it and I'm kind of underwhelmed. Its functional, and not really degraded in any way but I can tell this monitor was never producing award winning visuals (relative to the late 90s) in the first place. I imagine it lower high end for the year 1995 but my Gateway CrystalScan 17" blows it out of the water in terms of color and contrast. It's interesting to have such a large CRT display though. I might fiddle with it some more at some point and see if I can't talk a little more performance out of it. Was the P1110 not among the "extreme high end" and sought after Dell Trinitrons from the 1990s? or is it just the later models that have such reknown?
EDIT 2: The plot thickens: so the designation 21TE also leads back to the P1110, but its also for what I have which is not a P1110 but infact a Mitsubishi built D2130T-HS which is based off their ProScan series and isn't even Aperture Grille. 0.30mm dot pitch and a maximum of 1600x1200@75HZ, far from the impressive specs of the P1110. Absolutely disgusting, probably going in the garbage. It looks like this model was meant for screen space over quality to keep price down. A 20 inch Sony built model was also available with certain Dell XPS machines of the mid-90s. This model does have BNC connectors, which explains why it was there as the guy had stacks of 70s studio monitor displays.
1996|P200MMX|64MB EDO|Virge DX 4MB|SB16 OPL3
1999|P3 933|384MB SDR|GF2 Ultra 64MB|CT4620