[vcf-midatlantic] MOBIDIC model

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 14:21:23 EDT 2018

I have had a person interest in the concept.  Here is a thread I posted a
few years ago, made after working briefly with a French author who was
researching a project about the history of French computing
Note the similarity of the  The (1963) TRW Computermobile Mark II to the

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:45 PM Bill Degnan <billdegnan at gmail.com> wrote:

> Ok.  I plan to bid on it
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 12:51 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> > On Jun 29, 2018, at 11:36 AM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> >
>> > Guys -- if any of you REALLY WANT to own the model that's on eBay, then
>> feel free to start bidding against each other :), all I ask if that the
>> winner lets us borrow it for taking measurements and/or (awesome!) laser
>> scans. The model we have is in poor condition .... it's safely installed in
>> the hallway display case but I wouldn't use it for measurements due to its
>> fragility.
>> >
>> > I am serious about making life-size replica. I already have permission
>> from IA for us to adopt one of their period Army trailers.
>> My goal is to acquire it for VCF. I can think of several different uses
>> for it not to mention having a "spare" albeit a smaller scale one in the
>> event something ever happened to the other one.
>> While cool, I do not want it for myself. Bill D. If you want, it's yours.
>> I will be sure not to drive the price up by bidding if I know someone else
>> wants it, especially knowing he/she would make it readily available to VCF
>> as needed.
>> I officially remove myself from the bidding process. Good to know someone
>> wants it and will appreciate it!!!
>> Tony

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