What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 07:57:41 CST 2017

A fine relatively rare machine, but not very useful without the other half, alas...  ;-( 


An interesting branch of early computing that's largely ignored; the E series was an electronic replacement for the electro-mechanical F series; it was ultimately replaced by the all-electronic L series and finally the B80 merged the 'accounting machine' computers into the general-purpose computer world.

I scrapped several E series machines years ago but kept most of the cards and a PPT perforator.

The processor cabinets make nice work tables though...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Woolsey" <jlw at jlw.com>
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Subject: Re: What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?

> On 1/15/17 8:58 PM, Jeff Woolsey wrote:
>> Burroughts E1400 deskside unit for the accounting machine.  It's 1966
>> vintage, and has a couple core planes.  I have the printset, too.  It
>> makes a dandy table, and hasn't seen any moving electrons (or holes) for
>> 30 years.  The local museum refused it, though.
> I forgot that I had photos of this thing online somewhere:
> http://www.jlw.com/retro/slafmac/
> -- 
> Jeff Woolsey {{woolsey,jlw}@jlw,first.last@{gmail,jlw}}.com
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