[vcf-midatlantic] Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement in PA

Duane Craps DBC1964 at cox.net
Fri Jul 14 17:08:18 EDT 2017

Looks like the same Potter Tape Drives that were used on the UNIVAC 1240 
Magnetic Tape Unit. The UNIVAC  generation of equipment before the 
1540's at VCFed.

The T-handle was to retract the tension arms mechanically rather than 
with a motor as the later units had.


On 7/14/2017 2:43 PM, Christian Liendo via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> I get someone in the Pittsburgh area might want to know about this.
> https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/nasa-computer-engineer-basement/

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