Old mainframes in Finland

Van Snyder van.snyder at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 7 16:59:30 CDT 2020

On Wed, 2020-10-07 at 13:14 -0500, Cindy Croxton via cctalk wrote:
> I received permission to share this link. These are in a personal
> collection in Finland. Don't drool too hard :-)
> https://imgur.com/gallery/7TKl5YH

I visited Haus zur Geschichte der IBM Datenverarbeitung (House of the
History of IBM Data Processing) in Sindelfingen twice before the
collection was moved across the Autobahn to the IBM Technology Center
in Boeblingen.



Several of the computers at Sindelfingen were in working order, in
particular a  403, 650, 1401 and 360/25. The 650 belonged to a museum
in Vienna. I think it was sent back. I hope it survived the journey in
working order. Their keypunches worked. I punched a few one-card 1401
programs to clear up some confusion/imprecision in the manuals to
correct/confirm the SimH 1401 simulator.

I visited John Zabolitsky's collection at Neubiberg, a southeastern
suburb of Munich:


They sell time on their VAX. I think some of the other machines work,
too, but the VAX was the only one running when I visited.

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