Old core memory system.

Mattis Lind mattislind at gmail.com
Sat May 5 10:57:37 CDT 2018

2018-05-05 17:20 GMT+02:00 Jon Elson <elson at pico-systems.com>:

> On 05/05/2018 04:57 AM, Mattis Lind via cctalk wrote:
>> Can anyone tell what kind of computer this might have been connected to?
>> https://i.imgur.com/IC3AVCf.jpg
>> The panel just SCREAMS military.  A lot of outfits (CDC,Burroughs, IBM,
> Honeywell) made systems for the military.  Likely, the back of that unit
> tells who made it.

I don't think it would be necessary to look at the back. The picture
matches very well with the ones in the Fabri-Tek brochure that I linked.
And then ID MS8192x26-1.9-RT make a hit in the "NSN database" to a
FABRI-TECH unit. Core memory system.

The FABRI-TEK brochure is printed sometime after 1965. And the System units
have a slightly more modern look compared to the one I linked to. I am
mostly referring to the panel meter which seems to have gone from round to

It can indeed have been used for some military application. Especially
since this museum have received some military aircraft items in the past.

>> It could be flight control related since it is aviation museum that
>> currently have it. But the person I have contact with don't know the
>> actual
>> source. Possibly flight simulation since the same guys do have several old
>> flight simulators.
>> Simulation -- could be.  Some Honeywell gear was 24-bit.

I found one more google hit for FABRI-TEK:
http://ljkrakauer.com/LJK/60s/moby.htm  Interfacing it with a PDP-6.

> Jon

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