What's the rarest or most unusual computer-related item do you own?
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Sun Jan 29 03:55:42 CST 2017
Doug! We would like a scan of your dad's certificate!
We have an ongoing collection on this computer at SMECC
1955 Honeywell computer business was originated from the Datamatic
Corporation, founded in Newton MA, as a joint-venture by Raytheon and
Honeywell, to produce large-scale computer systems. Raytheon sells its 40% interest
to Honeywell in 1957.. 1957 Installation of the first Datamatic D-1000
to Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan.
Honeywell Datamatic 1000 uses 3 inch wide tape
we have a 3 inch very very heavy reel and the 30 something track tape
drive head.... could this someday be the start of the ultimate DIY tape
drive build and tape recover?
see more on this computer here... and we have modules for this tube
computer we need to photo and more stuff to scan and add.
In a message dated 1/29/2017 1:27:26 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,
billdegnan at gmail.com writes:
On Jan 28, 2017 8:51 PM, "william degnan" <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2017 8:40 PM, "Chuck Guzis" <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > On 01/28/2017 05:12 PM, Douglas Taylor wrote:
> > > I have a certificate that my father was given in 1957 for training on
> > > a Honeywell Datamatic 1000 computer.
> > >
> > > Here is a summary of this 'advance' in computer technology from the
> > > ACM:
> > >
> > > The DATAmatic 1000 (D-1000) is a high-capacity electronic
> > > data-processing system designed specifically for application to the
> > > increasingly complex problems and procedures of present-day
> > > business. The system incorporates significant new systems techniques,
> > > as well as several basically new component developments. One of the
> > > outstanding features of the D-1000 is its ability to feed information
> > > from magnetic tape into the central processor at a sustained rate of
> > > 60,000 decimal-digits per second, and to deliver data after
> > > processing back to magnetic tape at this same rate. The operational
> > > speed of the central processor maintains full compatibility with the
> > > high speed of information transfer. Consequently, the difficulties
> > > caused by programs which are either tape limited or processing-time
> > > limited do not arise in the majority of commercial applications of
> > > this system.
> > Doug, you can probably re-live part of your dad's experience. There
> > some Datamatic 1000 manuals on bitsavers:
> > Big, wide tape reels.
> > --Chuck
> I am pretty sure I have the first print of that manual, but I thought
Datamatic was a pre-Burroughs machine not Honeywell...I am not home to
check, if you'd like me to I can Monday. That's the base 10 system,
right? I also have some orig decimal counter tubes IIRC too. I suppose
that all qualifies as pretty rare. Or I am confusing with a different,
similarly - named system.
Yup I must be mistaken. Nevermind I'll check when I get back to my office
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