Tubes & Computers of Olden Days

Paxton Hoag innfoclassics at
Thu Feb 18 04:30:04 CST 2010

>  Speaking of tubes, television variety or otherwise, does anyone know
> if there are any tube-based computers, large or small, still in
> existence?
> I saw parts of one a few years ago at the Computer History Museum in
> Silicon Valley but none that have approached a 'working' unit or
> sub-unit!

Paul Pierce in Portland Oregon has a IBM 709. I think it is complete
but hasn't run in decades. In 1989 or 1990 it was stored in a
warehouse which we rented part of. Now he has his own building.

Paxton Hoag
Astoria, OR

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