360 mockups Re: Has anyone hear of the Computer History Archives Project?

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Wed Oct 21 10:52:18 CDT 2015

On 10/21/2015 12:42 AM, steven at malikoff.com wrote:
> Great film. I'm sure there are a few mockups in there. For instance,
> towards the end at 17:23 there is a mockup of a console with a slim
> white/black masthead.
> I have a high-res copy of that photo, and here is a the lower right
> corner detail enlarged:
> http://www.surfacezero.com/g503/data/500/IBM_System_360_mockup_enlarged.jpg
> You can see a chip out of the console panel that looks like particle
> board, and there are no cutouts for the button 'inserts' - they appear
> glued on.
Also, the numbered dials on the address switches look 
painted on, the 5 lights (system, manual, wait, test, load) 
between the interrupt and load keys appear to just be 
painted circles, so that one is clearly a hollywood-style 
> (By the way - I'm looking for a red INTERRUPT insert, red STOP insert and
> pearl POWER ON insert for my 360/40 console, if anyone can help :)
> Steve.
I believe these were just commercial Microswitch lighted 
pushbuttons.  You may still be able to get colored buttons 
for them and engrave or label the legend.


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