[EXTERNAL] Re: Univac 490 Gallery Talk - 1963 Real Time Computer

ED SHARPE couryhouse at aol.com
Wed Apr 22 14:52:15 CDT 2020

We  have a  UNIVAC 422 compute  at smecc..looking for the Remington typewriter unit with a removable punch and reader on it.
The  typer is like a flexowriter but  newer and   sleeker...although we have seen a 422  with the flexowriter  like  the UDT  had  on it. 

Have  some programming that is unique  to this  unit and  some real genuine UNIVAC program  instruction cards  that  are  duplicates  but  have  yet  to  find  anyone to buddy up  with to  share them  with that might also be struggling to get their  doing something. ARE WE THE ONLY ONES IN THE WORLD  LEFT  WITH A  422? 
We of course  are on lock down and since we can not share photos  here  on this list  serve you  will  have  to  wait
Our  422  is  pristine almost   but  one major  problem we do not have the key to open the  front  glass panel!
Lots  of  cards  lots of transistors....  we have not plugged it in  yet..   There is an analog power supply.... shall  we  start it off on a big  variac?  I  dunno if  we  have one big  enough. This power supply looks  beefy and there are lots  of  transistors  to light off!
Ed Sharpe archivist for SMECC  The  lonley  UNIVAC  422 information Hoarder!)

In a message dated 4/22/2020 11:57:15 AM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at classiccmp.org writes:

Sorry, no 418, just the 490, and the 1218.

Bob Roswell
broswell at syssrc.com
410-771-5544 ext 4336

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From: cctalk On Behalf Of Nigel Johnson via cctalk
Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 11:58 AM
To: Bill Degnan via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Univac 490 Gallery Talk - 1963 Real Time Computer

Thanks for the link.  I am sure I am going to come down and see your site when this crisis is over!

I was an FE on three Univac 418 IIs at Bell Canada in Toronto between
1971 and 1975.

Don't suppose you have any 418s there?



On 22/04/2020 08:52, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote:
> A true treasure and worth the trip to System Source to see in person.
> First class stuff there!  (When it reopens, ug)
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 7:16 PM rar via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> The System Source Computer Museum is closed due to COVID-19, so we 
>> are making some video gallery talks.
>> Here is the first one:
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq7aVCc2GP8
>> The video describes some of the applications of this 57 year old 
>> computer including it original use at Goddard Space Flight Center
>> Bob Roswell
>> museum at syssrc.com
>> https://museum.syssrc.com

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