[vcf-midatlantic] Museum improvements

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Sep 8 07:35:24 EDT 2016


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On Wed, Sep 7, 2016 at 11:49 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> As mentioned, in part, a week or two ago: we're embarking on a museum
> improvement binge! Some improvements will be aesthetic (lighting,
> decorations), some will be interpretive (kiosks, circuit wall), and others
> will be infrastructure (electrical, safety).
>
> The improvements are underway and will happen a little at a time. For
> example, last weekend we resumed work on the modern history exhibit, and we
> had the electrician visit to prepare a quote for more power (minicomputers,
> start your engines!) and better lights.
>
> This weekend we're swapping out the Univac display case for a brand new
> one. We only ever bought or scrounged used display cases, so it's a
> pleasure to get something new and shiny. The new one is six feet tall,
> locks, and has lights for each shelf. It also has a smaller footprint than
> the old case (40" vs. 60") so we can display more Univac artifacts in a
> smaller space. In addition to our currently displayed Univac artifacts
> (half-adder, flip-flop, coincidence detector), we will add to the display a
> manual from a Univac 1 and a desk fan John Mauchly brought home from his
> office.
>
> Special thanks to the four VCFed members who jointly funded the new
> display case.
>



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