Univac I memory tank

dwight dkelvey at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 14 16:45:54 CDT 2017

It is not likely to be made to work, easily. From what I was

told, the mercury ones needed to be rebuilt after some time.

Most likely because the mercury dissolved one of the metals

used in side.

I can't imagine what that might be and why they continued

to have such a problem but that is what I hear someplace.


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Subject: Re: Univac I memory tank

    > From: Dwight Kelvey

    > I need on of those.

I think it belongs in a museum, actually. Provided they can make it work, of
course! :-) I wonder how many working delay line main memories are left in
the world?


PS: Sorry about the previous mostly-duplicate message; I hit the 'interrupt'
key and it did the wrong thing.

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