Control Data 160
cube1 at charter.net
Wed Sep 9 11:29:49 CDT 2015
On 9/9/2015 11:03 AM, william degnan wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2015 at 11:22 AM, Jay Jaeger <cube1 at charter.net> wrote:
>> On 9/8/2015 9:35 PM, Billy Pettit wrote:
>>> Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
>>> Subject: Re: Control Data 160 Ebay
>>> I believe the eBay lister stated that it was a 160, not the -A. So no
>>> return jump for you...
>> But quite a lot of the other printed material with it on the listing
>> says 160-A. Perhaps it got field upgraded, if such was done for that
> Comparing the 160 and 160-A manuals with the 160 in the ebay auction
> Page 37 of the 160 manual from 1960 - smaller "160" marquee sign.
> Page 3-1 of the 160-A marquee says "CONTROL DATA 160-A"
> Ebay auction says "CONTROL DATA 160"
> So, there were two variations of the 160 marquee/sign above the numeric
> Also, if a person is looking at the front of the computer, on the top left
> side, there is a square cut-out / slot? in the original 160 table
> (purpose?). This slot does not appear on the 160-A's table (from the 1963
> programming manual), nor is it present on the Ebay auction.
> I am thinking this was originally a "later" 160 that was probably serviced
> well into the 160-A days.
No doubt *originally* a 160, per the marquee. But, as I suggested,
perhaps field upgraded. Otherwise, why have what appear to be 160-A
drawings with it?
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