IBM 1620 manuals
dave at babcock-family.org
Sat May 25 14:05:42 CDT 2019
The Computer History Museum (Mountain View, California) has the most
extensive collection of IBM 1620 items - hardware, manuals, books,
software, etc. - in the world. Most of the items were collected a
number of years ago when a team of volunteers restored the museum's IBM
1620 Model 1 Level F computer to full operation.
I verified that the museum has both of these physical manuals, plus some
associated update notices. So, the museum does not need them. Thanks
A subset of the restoration team is currently building a historic
replica of the machine - dubbed the IBM 1620 Jr. - for the museum's
education department use. We've exhibited it at VCF West the past 2
years [winning Best in Show last year] and will be there again this
year. This year we will be highlighting our work to create a
general-purpose, ASCII terminal using an IBM/Lexmark Wheelwriter 1000
On 5/25/2019 11:35 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
> On 05/13/2019 10:57 PM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote:
>> I just discovered a binder with 2 IBM 1620 manuals. A quick check
>> shows bitsavers has these and newer editions of them.
>> So, does anybody want :
>> IBM 1620 Central Processing Unit, Model 2 (Form A26-5781-1)
>> IBM 1620 Monitor II System Reference Manual (Form C26-5774-0)
> OK, since the mysterious "Steve" who actually HAS a 1620 apparently
> can't be contacted, anybody else have a 1620, or know somebody who
> does? Or, has a significant collection
> of 1620 items?
> These manuals, or newer editions, are already on bitsavers, so there's
> nothing new there.
> Otherwise they go to the person who contacted me first on 5/13. (I'm
> just seeing if there's anybody who actually NEEDS these before giving
> them to somebody who just "wants" them.)
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