Hardware

Control panels from various mid-range and mainframe systems, including some excellent "blinkenlights" panels.

Sun Microsystems workstations. Featured systems:
3/60  IPC  SPARCstation 2  IPX  Classic  LX  SPARCstation 10  SPARCstation 20  Ultra 2  Ultra 10 

The SAGE computers were the largest ever built, and I worked on one at the very end of its service life. Here are some bits and pieces from the AN/FSQ-7 (SAGE) computer.





Commodore computers. Featured systems:
Commodore 64  Commodore 128 

 
Texas Instruments TI-99/4A computer with Peripheral Expansion System.

 
Heathkit and Zenith computers and terminals.

 
Otrona Attaché CP/M / MSDOS System.

 
Xerox 820-II CP/M System.

 
Eagle IIE-2 CP/M System.

I learned FORTRAN on an IBM 360 mainframe, using 029 keypunches to type up my code. I currently have a functioning 129 Card Data Recorder and a 029 keypunch undergoing restoration.

Documation M1000-L card reader. 1000 cards per minute.

VAX 4000/300 minicomputer.


Modems, from a 300 baud accoustic coupler to a U.S.Robotics V.Everything.

 
Timex Sinclair 1000 computer, with 16Kb RAM module, power supply and video switch. Program cassettes are "States and Capitals", "Super Math", "The Flight Simulator", "Manufacturing Control" and "Frogger". I haven't had a chance to test it.

Video and printing terminals, monitors, and a HP 9872B Graphics Plotter.

Printers and related parts.

Test and bench equipment used to keep the old hardware running.

 
IBM pluggable unit, as used in the model 604 Electronic Calculating Punch. This module is based on a 5844 twin triode tube, which is a computer rated version of the 6J6. This particular module is wired as a dual inverter (IN-13). The CE Manual for the 604 is on Bitsavers.

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Last updated on Thursday, September 21, 2017