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Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH's UNIVAC

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  • B. Degnan
    Duane, It s a 1219-II Bill
    Message 1 of 44 , Nov 29, 2012
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      Duane,
      It's a 1219-II
      Bill

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      > From: "DuaneCraps" <duaneb.craps@...>
      > Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:12 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH's UNIVAC
      >
      > All,
      >
      > I will be going to a meeting tomorrow that they have, off base, for retired for people.
      >
      > I put out the word to gather up and save anything they might still have.
      >
      > I retired in 2007 so could have had big a clean up since then.
      >
      > I would assume that you need Doc's for:
      >
      > 1219 Computer ( Mk 152 Computer/ C-848)
      > 1540 Mag tape (Mk 19 Digital Data Recorder / RD-294)
      > 1532 Input-Output console ( Mk 77 I/O Console)
      > KSR 35 Teletype
      > Teletype BRPE Punch
      > Digitronics 2500 Paper tape reader
      >
      > Motor-Generator (ships used a KATO 2.5 KW) not sure if shore installations had same.
      >
      > Does sound like what you have?
      >
      > On the 16 channel computers the lower right hand drawer was empty. some times the techs would keep the pubs there. Worth a look.
      >
      > Hope to have more for you next week
      >
      > Duane Craps
      >
      > From: ekoblentz
      > Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 12:00 PM
      > To: midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [midatlanticretro] MARCH's UNIVAC
      >
      >
      > >>> WOW, you have a 1219B (Mk. 152) Computer.
      >
      > Yup! Ours came from the Johns Hopkins U. Applied Physics Laboratory.
      >
      > >>> I worked on those for years at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. If you ever want to light it off I would be willing to offer what distance support that I could.
      >
      > Thank you. Someday ....
      >
      > >>> Power would be the hard part. You would need A 400 Hz. motor-generator.
      >
      > We have one! JHU included it.
      >
      > >>> Do you have any Documentation? I still had some manuals before I retired. Maybe they haven't been thrown away yet.
      >
      > We have some, and there is some on Bitsavers.org, however we'd love to get as much of the original printed documentation as possible. We'd greatly appreciate it if you could look through your stuff. (Unfortunately we don't have any software.)
      >
      > Our UNIVAC includes two CPU racks, two tape drives, two peripheral racks (I forget which ones), four paper tape consoles, and four teletypes (I think they're Model 25). We don't have the line printer.
      >
      > >>> Duane
      >
      > Welcome to the group, Duane. How did you find us? We always appreciate it when new members introduce themselves.
    • DuaneCraps
      All, A little history of your 1219B computers, from: When Computers Went to Sea I was involved in that first installation at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Yes the,
      Message 44 of 44 , Dec 18, 2012
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        All,
         
        A little history of your 1219B  computers, from: When Computers Went to Sea
         
        I was involved in that first installation at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
         
        Yes the, 1219B (Mk 152) was my first computer love.
         
        Duane
         
         
         
        Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:44 PM
        Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] Re: MARCH's UNIVAC
         
         

        > I see it as a fairly substantial project, not a small task.

        Oh, please. Half hour AT MOST.

        --
        Will
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