Re: [midatlanticretro] Oldest operational hardware
- On 07/25/2012 10:14 AM, Mike Loewen wrote:
> New thread - what is the oldest OPERATIONAL vintage computer technologyChiming in WAY late here, sorry.
> in your collection?
> 1. IBM 029 keypunch, ca. 1968
> 2. IMSAI 8080, ca. 1976
> I know there are older pieces out there, e.g. Dave Gesswein's
My oldest running system is a DEC PDP-8/e, built in 1970.
My oldest non-operational system is a Heath H-1 analog computer, built
in 1956. It needs a little attention in the capacitor department, and
some wiring needs to be replaced due to cracked insulation, then it
should be good to go.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
- On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 02:39:45AM +0000, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> >> I only have the one 8e. It's not a '70. More like 72-74 I think.Yours didn't have any external label with the date that I can remember. On
> What year is MARCH's? Or: Where on the chassis do I look to find out?
the backplanes one was labeled I think 1970 and the other was a couple
years later. It also had one 3 digit processor card. It may have been
bought as a single backplane machine and upgrade or they had to replace
a bad backplane.