Help needed identifying old MFM drives from the excavation

Tom Owad mail at
Mon Dec 7 15:45:51 CST 2020

> On Dec 7, 2020, at 12:00 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> You really missed out on the big disk drives, say, the old Bryant
> monsters with their 8 pound head assemblies and hydraulic leak bottles.

I have a Bryant platter on the wall of my office, but I’m not old enough to have seen it operational. 39” diameter, 1/4” thick, made of magnesium. It came out of Collins Radio Company in Cedar Rapids, IA.

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