Right. His house is certainly an interesting place! Most spectacular is
the 30-foot-long Burroughs mainframe!
Herb, sorry for not letting you know. Having an extra able-bodied guy would
have made a big difference and would have saved us for another future trip.
The good news: the future trip can rely on a simple pick-up truck, SUV, or
van. The 026 is not all too large, just heavy.
From: Herb Johnson [mailto:hjohnson@...
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2006 1:27 PM
Subject: [midatlanticretro] Re: Another big vintage computer haul
--- "Evan Koblentz" <evan@...> wrote:
> Today I rented a U-Haul truck and went with my father to pick up
> that people have been holding for MARCH for a few months.
> The third stop was at the house of Claude, an ex-compsci professor
> who has an AMAZING collection....
That's Claude Kagan. He was at the Trenton ComputerFest, talking about
SAM76 which he developed with the "RESISTORS" in the 1970's. I brought him
to InfoAge for the Vintage show this summer. I live about 10 miles from him,
and have visited with him several times since.
> The actual * reason * we stopped at Claude's house to get the IBM 026
> card punch machine.
Yes, that would be the card punch I told MARCH (via the Yahoo! list) that
Claude had, when there was discussion about buying one on Ebay for hundreds
of dollars plus shipping across the country for hundreds more.
> It turned out to be too heavy for my dad and I to move by ourselves,
> and Claude is 82, so he couldn't help.
However we did
> get [other items]... We dropped off everything at InfoAge and all
went well. We'll have to
> arrange another trip sometime for the 026 with more, stronger people.
> - Evan
Maybe you'll *LET ME KNOW* when you next plan to visit Claude, so I can help
you move some of his items.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey USA
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