Altair, pfeh! I own a Univac.


It is a model 9200, now officially named "Barney" in honor of a friend's recently-retired Chevy Blazer. Don't even think about purple dinosaurs.

I got it from a company that sells off assets for other companies. At the time, I lived in an apartment, so the poor machine had to stay in warehouse storage for several months. Now I live in a house, and it lives in the garage until I can figure a way to get it to the basement.

See my (lack of) progress!

Many thanks to Alex Knight and his digital camera for these great pix:

Univac 9200 The whole box.

Univac 9200 control panel A close-up of the control panel.

Univac 9200 innards Innards. Uh-oh, looks like some boards are missing.


I also got a card punch from the same haul. It was lots of fun getting that to fit in a station wagon! Eventually, we took off its legs and top cover, slid it in sideways, and strapped the top cover onto the car's luggage rack.

As it turns out, although the nameplate on the cover says "1610", the boilerplate on the machine and the service manual both say "1710". Maybe the covers got switched in the warehouse? They do come off pretty easily.

Again, mucho gracias to Alex Knight for these pix.

1610 Cardpunch Univac 1610 cardpunch.

Jyoti, Bill, and car carrying cardpunch Cardpunch in a car, with people.

Jyoti, Bill, and car carrying cardpunch Cardpunch in car, with people; front view.


This came from a web page in Italy. I think the accompanying article says something about the first computer used in some school in Italy. Unfortunately, I don't read much Italian, and Babelfish didn't do so well either. Since there is more machinery in this picture than I've got, I wonder if I have a whole machine.

A guy standing next to a 9200


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