Univac 422 sighting

Chuck Guzis cclist at sydex.com
Sun Jan 17 13:43:44 CST 2010


On 17 Jan 2010 at 13:54, William Donzelli wrote:

> Do any survive? They are small enough to be hidden in basements and
> garages.

A quick web search turns up only monochrome photos.  Fortunately, 
there seems to be no shortage of documents on the thing scattered 
about.

For someone who wanted to recreate a vintage design in SSI or 
discretes, this might make a good candidate.  Any software, however 
limited, would most likely survive on paper tape and I don't know if 
any of that still exists.

The "Patty Duke Show" episode that featured the 422 is "The Genius" 
which aired on 9/25/63, which was the second episode of the series.

It's on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54zgRfUMLc8

You can see the 422 in operation, starting at about 4 minutes in.  
That young man with Patty is none other than Paul Lynde.  Note the 
Simpson 260 VOM sitting on the table.

--Chuck






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