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  • David Keith
    Aug 20, 2013
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      Got my Vintage IBM 370/145 Control Panel today. It is not in too bad of shape considering it is about 40 years old.  I placed a IBM 370/158 header plate on top just for show, don't have a 145 header plate. :-( If there is anyone with a 145 header that would like to trade or sell please let me know.  I see what was done with the Christmas lights, and it will be very hard to repair the light sockets.  They cut the light socket in half, and took the lens off of the light blubs and glued them on the front, then stuck Christmas lights in the back side.  I have some light sockets and blubs, but not 150 (36X4 + 6) of them. I going to have to think about a compromise. I have to use incandescent light blubs because they did not use LEDs on the original. I have designed a circuit board(s) to drive the incandescent lights individually from a Raspberry Pi.  

      Going have fun this winter :-) restoring my Altair 8800 and my Mainframe (I was a Systems Programmer on a IBM System 370/145, 148, 158)

      David Keith

      From: Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...>
      To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, August 16, 2013 1:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] my new vintage toy

      On 08/15/2013 09:48 PM, David Keith wrote:
      > I found this on eBay and I just could not help myself :-) Actually it
      > is an IBM 370/145 Control Panel
      > http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-IBM-360-mainframe-COMPUTER-control-panel-faceplate-CUSTOM-LIGHTS-/261261607642
      > My plan is to restore it to a functional state, add an original name
      > plate (all I have is a IBM 370/158 name plate) and connect it to a
      > Raspberry Pi running Hercules System 370 emulator.
      > http://www.hercules-390.eu/
      > If I get it working by VCF this year I will bring it for display.

      I saw that on eBay. I nearly cried when I read about the "Christmas
      lights" modification. I'm glad it went to a good home.


      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA

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