IBM Thermal Conduction Module and 3084 chip offered

Paxton Hoag innfoclassics at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 17:01:46 CST 2005


I thought I would mention it to the list before posting it on ebay. I
need to go to the dentist in January.

I am going to part with my last IBM Mainframe 3084 chip. It is still
encased in its original Thermal Conduction Module.Chip looks similar
to this.

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/vintage/vintage_4506VV3121.html

The IBM 3084 mainframe is this:
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_PP3084.html

As a collectable I think the Thermal Conduction Module is much rarer
than the 4" chip. IBM classifies it as one of their most important
developments. The chips were saved or scrapped for their very high
gold content. The thermal modules were copper based with aluminum
plungers and quickly sent to scrap.

http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/vintage/vintage_4506VV2137.html

Here is some information on the development of the Thermal Conduction Module.
http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/mainframe/mainframe_intro3.html

This is a thermal Conduction Module that has never been opened. From
reading it is filled with helium so I have decided not to crack it
unless I absolutely have to for pictures. It came from a IBM 3084 we
scrapped in 1993 or 94.

The chip inside is similar to one I sold on ebay last month, pictures
in the ebay listing
would be similar to the chip inside this module.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8727630848

Asking $1200 domestic shipping included. Always open to offers.
Paxton

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Paxton Hoag
Astoria, OR
USA




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