Large Scale Systems Museum

Mike Loewen mloewen at
Tue Jun 15 07:36:24 CDT 2021

    Dave McGuire of the LSSM reports:

"We are THIS CLOSE --> <-- to having the A/C funded!  Soon we will be
able to hack in comfort. :-)"

On Tue, 15 Jun 2021, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:

> Wow, my coffee has not kicked in yet :D
> I meant to say: Update has cooling problems as well so I know how
> frustrating it can be.
> Regards,
> Pontus
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 08:26:12AM +0200, Pontus Pihlgren via cctalk wrote:
>> Hi
>> Donated a (small) amount. I know, from experience with, Update Computer
>> Club) knows what no cooling and big computers can be like :)
>> Will you keep us updated on progress?
>> Good Luck,
>> Pontus
>> On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 06:56:49PM -0400, Mike Loewen via cctalk wrote:
>>>    Hi folks!  We've been away from Facebook for awhile, but we've been
>>> staying busy here.  Now that things are starting to get back to normal from
>>> the disruption of Covid19, we're doing tours again, and we're getting our
>>> volunteer work days rolling again, restoring more and more vintage systems
>>> for you to enjoy.
>>>    However, we're in a bit of a pickle, and we need your help.  Our main
>>> floor air conditioning system has died, and is beyond repair.  It's a
>>> 40-year-old power hungry system anyway, so it really just needs to be
>>> replaced.  We have a quote in-hand from a local, reputable A/C contractor
>>> for a brand new, ultra-efficient system, and we're trying to raise funds
>>> for it, about $8500. We're already about halfway there from recent private
>>> donations.  If we're unable to get the rest of the way there, we'll have no
>>> choice but to close for the summer.
>>>    As an all-volunteer, donation-funded nonprofit educational organization,
>>> we depend on your support to keep doing what we do.  Please help us if you
>>> can. We accept donations via PayPal to donations at, or via
>>> check/money order made out to Museum of Applied Computer Technology, mailed
>>> to the museum at 924 4th Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068.
>>>    Any overage will be put toward our utility bills and other operating
>>> expenses. LSSM/MACT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
>>>      Thank you,
>>>          -Dave McGuire
>>>           President/Curator, LSSM/MACT

Mike Loewen				mloewen at
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