ID help, Ampex tape drive and other things.

Jon jlo at
Mon May 18 10:36:54 CDT 2015

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 10:23 AM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm about to go on a small road trip to pick up some computer gear. I'm
> curious about what I'm actually getting :)
> I know what the Siemens and IBM things are, but:
> What system would the the Ampex Series 800B have been used with?

I think it's an airborne unit for recording flight measurements, seems
14 tracks on half-inch tape were standard. Apparently model 800 was
introduced by Ampex in 1955.

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