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The 1401 restoration project is explained at
From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org]
On Behalf Of Chuck Guzis
Sent: Monday, December 19, 2005 12:06 PM
To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: Oldest machine
On 12/19/2005 at 2:53 PM Jules Richardson wrote:
> Someone told me of one museum with an old machine where the core
>memory had been torn out and replaced with modern DRAM, but I can't
>machine or where - to me though it's non-original at that point because
>it's not a restoration faithful to the original hardware.
Would that be the IBM 1620 at CHM? That's 1960 or thereabouts; not
particularly old. I'd think that someone still has a 1401 or 704 still up
and running somewhere. IIRC, the core was degraded beyond reclamation.
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