[vcf-midatlantic] Our new toys :)

Douglas Crawford touchetek at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 13:20:01 EDT 2016

IMO Biting that bullet is necessary  No apologies needed..  Its worth
cashing in excess stuff to buy those hard
to get items to complete specific important exhibits.  Bravo.  Thanks Corey
too for your contribution and foresight.

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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.
>> Arg.  Well, thanks for the story.  Is there a list somewhere of
>> what they have for sale/what "ours" needs?
> The only thing they had that we were "forced" to buy was the core memory,
> because we can't get that anywhere else. So we took a deep breath and
> bought it. They had some other pieces but they no longer do.
> We're very grateful that Corey L. bought the nameplate and made the
> donation to us, however, my general opinion of the recycling company that
> did this is... unfit to print.

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