Univac Tape Controller Panel
New Beginnings Antiques, this is a control panel from a Univac
tape controller, possibly a T5042, used on the Univac 1106 and 9400 series.
The part number on the back of the circuit board is 42312. The front has
9 rotary switches, 45 toggle switches and 114 LEDs!
MAI Basic Four Control Panel
This is from an MAI Basic Four computer, probably a model 1200 from 1976. There is a date on the
reverse side of Oct 22, 1973. MAI was one of the early minicomputer
manufacturers. The switches read (from L to R) Run, Step, Int, Clock, Reset,
then 4, 3, 2, 1, then two indicators Run, Halt, and finally an Off switch. The
last picture is a Model 1200 in the
Rhode Island Computer Museum.
IBM System 36 Control Panel
This is the control panel from an IBM System 36, Model 5360, circa 1983.
You can see pictures of a functioning System 36 at
Mike Ross also brought his System 36 to the
VCF East 3.0
IBM 3803 Tape Control Unit CE Panel
This is the CE panel from an IBM 3803 Tape Control Unit, circa 1973.
The 3803 was commonly used with the System 370, and could control a
string of up to eight 3420 9-track tape drives. A picture of a
CE panel in place is here
IBM 3890 Document Processor Power Control Panel
This is the power control panel from an IBM 3890 Document Processor, circa 1973.
The 3890 was commonly used by banks for check processing. More info
and pictures can be found in the
The Gallery of Old Iron
IBM 1602 Emergency Power Off Panel
This is an emergency power off panel from an IBM 1602 Processing
Adapter. I've been unable to find any information on this hardware,
so please drop me a note if you know something about it.
HP3000/33 Control Panel
Control panel from an HP3000 system, Series 33, circa 1978. The part
number on the back is 30070-69008. I spent two years from 1986 - 1988
working for Atlantic Tech Services in MD, doing contract maintenance
on HP3000 systems, including series III, 4X, 6X and 7X. More
information and pictures of the Series 33 can be found at the
Honeywell MPC Maintenance Panel
This is one of the mystery devices. From information gathered so far,
it appears to be the maintenance panel from a Microprogrammed
Peripheral Controller (MPC) from an early 70s Honeywell 6000 series
mainframe. The only picture I've found so far is
The maintenance panel would have been under the red cover, with the
illuminated pushbuttons sticking out through the cover. More pictures
may be found here
I also found that a panel very similar to this was used as a
in Irwin Allen's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Missile Test Computer Panel?
This is another mystery device, a control panel from some sort of
missile computer. The manufacturing dates on the display
drivers are from 1978 and 1979. A former Air Force weapons guy
suggested that it may have been part of a ground test system for
air-to-air missiles. More pictures may be found
. Assuming that the 12115
number is a CAGE code (formerly FSCM), the manufacturer is
DRS EW & NETWORK SYSTEMS INC of Buffalo, NY.
AN/AQS-13 Dipping Sonar Control Panel
This is a control panel from the AN/AQS-13 dipping sonar, manufactured by
Bendix. The AQS-13 was typically deployed on naval helicopters such as the
SH-60 and SH-3.
Budd Electronics Radar Channel Indicator Panel
This panel is labeled "Channel Indicator", Part Number 24-247 from Budd
Electronics, Inc. It has something to do with Gap Filler radar digitization
and storage. The interesting thing about the panel is that it uses 3-lead
neon indicators, controlled by transistor switches.
Burroughs Diagnostic Keyboard Panel
This is a panel from an unknown piece of Burroughs equipment. The original
owner thinks it may have been part of a communications controller. The board
contains a Intel 8048AH microcontroller. Date codes on the ICs are from 1982 -
1984. Two part numbers are A/W 3181-2498 Rev B and Diagnostic Keyboard
Univac Disk Subsystem Panel
According to the previous owner, this panel is from a Univac 8480 Disk
Control Unit. The 8480 was introduced in 1982 with the Univac 1100/90.
The date codes on the ICs are mostly from 1987.
This is a panel from an unknown Sperry/Univac system.
The date codes on the ICs are mostly from the late '70s and early '80s.
Lear Adjustment Box
This module is labeled Adjustment Box, ASSY 105876-01, Series A, Lear Inc.
It plugs into a set of 4 miniature tube sockets, and has a single tube
inside. The front is divided into 4 columns, labeled YAW, ROLL, PITCH and
TRIM, 3 rows labeled on the left DISPL FEEDBACK, RATE and DISPL, and 3 rows
on the right labeled YAW TO ROLL CROSSFEED, YAW and PITCH.
Any ideas as to what equipment it came from?
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