Control Data 160
billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 11:33:13 CDT 2015
No, I am saying the marquee itself is more like the 160-A than the original
160's. It's missing the "dash A" but otherwise identical in footprint.
What gives it away as an original 160 are the fewer controls below the
numeric display compared with the 160-A.
On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 12:29 PM, Jay Jaeger <cube1 at charter.net> wrote:
> On 9/9/2015 11:03 AM, william degnan wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Jay Jaeger <cube1 at charter.net> wrote:
> >> On 9/8/2015 9:35 PM, Billy Pettit wrote:
> >>> Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> >>> Subject: Re: Control Data 160 Ebay
> >>> I believe the eBay lister stated that it was a 160, not the -A. So no
> >>> return jump for you...
> >>> --Chuck
> >> But quite a lot of the other printed material with it on the listing
> >> says 160-A. Perhaps it got field upgraded, if such was done for that
> >> machine.
> >> JRJ
> > Comparing the 160 and 160-A manuals with the 160 in the ebay auction
> > (252070822992)
> > Page 37 of the 160 manual from 1960 - smaller "160" marquee sign.
> > Page 3-1 of the 160-A marquee says "CONTROL DATA 160-A"
> > Ebay auction says "CONTROL DATA 160"
> > So, there were two variations of the 160 marquee/sign above the numeric
> > display.
> > ----
> > Also, if a person is looking at the front of the computer, on the top
> > side, there is a square cut-out / slot? in the original 160 table
> > (purpose?). This slot does not appear on the 160-A's table (from the
> > programming manual), nor is it present on the Ebay auction.
> > I am thinking this was originally a "later" 160 that was probably
> > well into the 160-A days.
> No doubt *originally* a 160, per the marquee. But, as I suggested,
> perhaps field upgraded. Otherwise, why have what appear to be 160-A
> drawings with it?
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