[vcf-midatlantic] Workshop -- Univac Status / Progress

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Tue Sep 20 02:10:09 EDT 2016


Bill, thanks for the detailed update.

> The main problem is the punched index holes have hanging chads.

How do we fix that?


> In this video the Univac 1532 input / output console is reading a paper tape while simultaneously copying the contents to the teletype and punching another paper tape.
> https://goo.gl/photos/AH5sZcEkqMUzWAWFA

Great!


> Tried to open 1219 power supply drawer for inspection but could not.
> Look like the bottom of drawer is being squeezed by the pallet.
> I think I convinced Evan we need to make a custom pallet

Indeed. We'll make custom pallets for the whole system (or at least for 
the parts displayed in the museum at first, and then perhaps the rest in 
the warehouse later, depending on cost.)


> He seemed excited about the possibility to move the Univac items closer together with custom pallets.

Safety, too. :)



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