Front panel switches - what did they do?

Brent Hilpert hilpert at
Tue May 24 12:17:42 CDT 2016

On 2016-May-24, at 9:54 AM, Swift Griggs wrote:
> On Tue, 24 May 2016, Charles Anthony wrote:
>> Honeywell 6180 display panels: 
> Holy rocker switch, Batman! Is that all for one machine? That looks like a 
> man-machine interface to run a nuclear power plant or something. FOUR 
> panels. The black panel looks uber-cool. That definitely looks like 
> something from a 60's or 70's James bond film. There needs to be a villain 
> about ready to launch a missile standing next to one.

I think one of the most impressive front panels is that of the IBM 360/91:

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