Truely Ancient 2400 Baud Modems, last call!

William Donzelli aw288 at osfn.org
Thu Feb 9 21:41:55 CST 2006


The big cleanup continues, and these damn grey boxes are in the way. The
grey boxes in question are a bunch of rackmount Western Electric 102B (or
is it 201B?) modems, ex Goddard Space Flight Center. Apparently these
handled encrypted voice and data, and perhaps some AUTODIN traffic. These
are mostly 1967 builds, maybe a few from 1966. Getting 2400 baud thru a
phone line back then required a foot tall section of rack space (21
inch!) full of cards stuffed with transistors.

I have tried to sell these things, but they apparently belong in the lead
balloon department. Being Western Electric from the good ole' days, these
are dripping with gold, so I really need to get $50 a piece. So this is
the last call. If you are interested, let me know, else they get scrapped.

William Donzelli
aw288 at osfn.org




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