Univac I memory tank

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Tue Mar 14 16:59:32 CDT 2017

> On Mar 14, 2017, at 5:45 PM, dwight via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Dwight

Possible, but it seems odd.  Mercury dissolves lots of metals (iron is one exception), forming alloys called amalgams.  But that's well known, you would expect people making mercury based devices to know it and avoid it.


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