Control Data 160
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Wed Sep 9 11:31:00 CDT 2015
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...
Which would make it even more scarce. There were only a little over a 100 of the 160 models made. And 40+ of them were rebranded as NCR machines.
There were 495 160-As made officially. (There were also a small number shipped without serial numbers to the good people at Langley.)
I know of at least 5x 160-As still in existence, besides my own. Which should be going to a museum this week if they can sort out shipping glitches. My system includes a 161-A Typewriter in lousy shape and a 167-2 Card Reader in perfect shape. Plus all manuals, software (with listings) and spare parts. Even the paper tape rewinder!
I did not know any 160 machines survived, so who ever bought it has a unique item.
I have looked for 15 years for an 8092 = the first true 8 bit computer. Haven't found even a hint or rumor of one.
I am working with Al Kossow, to see that this material is eventually in his archives.
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