[vcf-midatlantic] Our new toys :)
evan at snarc.net
Wed Mar 16 13:49:14 EDT 2016
>> Nameplate for the Univac (special thanks to Corey L.):
> I seem to have missed the beginning of this so sorry if
> it was already answered but, is that an original or a
> reproduction? Most of the appearance suggests original
> but the "1219" looks polished and new.
It's an original.
A recycling company, in the same area as where our UNIVAC came from,
just happened to have all the same parts that ours is missing. That
makes me very angry, because it probably means someone took the parts
before we got to it and then flipped them for money. Further, when we
approached the recycler with our story -- we're a museum, blah blah blah
-- they basically said, "Tough (bleep), you want it, you pay our retail
price for it." We told them NO and figured we could probably get a
reproduction. Later, Corey L. took it upon himself to buy the faceplate
so he could donate it to us. :) Now our Univac won't have an identity
crisis every time it looks in the mirror.
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