IBM 026

Don North north at
Fri Sep 18 20:33:34 CDT 2015

Lucky it is not just scrap metal then, it is a probably restorable 026 keypunch, 
of which very few still exist.

By your criteria any classic computer is worth well less than $99, as the metal 
content is much smaller than an 026.

And then any car from the 50s or 60s is only worth a few hundred dollars, as 
that is its value in 'scrap metal'.

Lots of objects that exist are worth more than the value of their commodity 

Your 'scrap value' is about $160 according to this:

On 9/18/2015 6:10 PM, Able Baker wrote:
> Some people have more money than common cents...However, you only overpaid for it by about $800.As scrap metal it's probably worth about $99.99
>        From: Todd Goodman <tsg at>
>   To: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts <cctalk at>
> Cc: jnc at
>   Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 7:59 PM
>   Subject: Re: IBM 026
> * Noel Chiappa <jnc at> [150918 07:25]:
>>      > Well, here's an 029 (not quite what the OP was looking for, but good
>>      > enough for you all, I expect) for a not insane amount of money:
>>      >
>> So I see this sold - anyone know who got it?
>>      Noel
> Yes.  I did.  I'll let people know what's up when I receive it.  Though
> i don't expect to get much time with it for a while.
> Todd

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