IBM Mainframe terminal stuff

William Donzelli wdonzelli at
Fri Dec 18 21:27:50 CST 2015

I have a spare 029 that got wet, so the desk portion expanded.
Definitely chipboard.

I think the 1130 also have a chipboard desktop. Many have a
distinctive crack from expansion.


On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:24 PM, Jon Elson <elson at> wrote:
> On 12/18/2015 08:40 PM, William Donzelli wrote:
>> Most (all?) 029/129s have a chipboard top. Also, you S/3 should, right?
>> The only bit of classic computer stuff I have ever seen with REAL wood
>> on it was a Computervision system during college. The cabinets has
>> strips of oak on the front. Quite nice.
> I'm pretty sure the desktop on the system 360 and 370 machines were also
> chipboard with laminate.
> 129 keypunches were certainly chipboard with laminate, but I think the 029s
> were steel, with a laminate applied to it.
> Jon

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