17338IBM Supplemental Control Panel for 360
- May 29, 2010Here are some pictures from the IBM 360 supplemental control panel I
picked up on Ebay a few weeks ago. The service tag is 1969. It's full
of SLT chips. My theory is that it may have been used to monitor data
transfers or to make sure one machine was cabled up correctly to
another, I don't really know. It's got toggle switches and lights.. ah
pretty lights. Of course the original owner cut the cables when they
decommissioned it, so I have not powered it on.
I also cleared out the foam, it was disintegrating and eventually would
have ruined the unit. I have to clean all of that sticky dust off the
components. You'll notice in some of the hi-res shots that there are
little brown dots, that's the foam.