I have the option to buy an old bit of Univac machinery.
The main problem is, I have no idea what it is.
Parts of the enclosure are missing, and I've only seen
it lying on its side on a pallet in a warehouse.
Can you help ID it?
It looks to be about the size of a washing machine,
but maybe a little taller.
The top surface was mounted on hinges,
so it could lift up like the hood of a car.
It had a metal rod bent into a "V" that could swing up to
hold the top up, very much the way a metal rod holds up
the hood of my car while I'm cursing at the engine.
It had several boilerplate type labels, but I think they were
each for the internal component that they were stuck to, not
for the machine as a whole.
I wrote down the info from a few of them.
This one might be for the whole machine.
Unfortunately the "Type No" was very hard to read.
It almost looked as if part of it had been intentionally rubbed away.
32 amps at 220 volts! Ay caramba!
At least it doesn't want 3-phase power.
| Serial No || 1973
| Type No || 700 0? 10
| Volts || 208/240
| Phase || Single
| Amps || 32
| Freq || 60
| NFPA Type || II
These two were stuck right next to each other, and there was a
spot of dried glue that looked like it used to hold a third one.
| Type || 7151-00
| Part || 4102760-00
| Serial || F3734
| Type || F0890-03
| Part || 4102758-00
| Serial || F3734
On the side under those hinges were three electromechanical counters,
tallying hours for "PRINTER", "READER", and "PUNCH".
These are the sort that so many web-page hit-counters mimic,
with a bunch of little cylinders with digits on them,
so that the digit showing depends on the the position to which
the cylinder is rolled.
Below that were a large number of circuit boards in a card cage.
Two numbers from those circuit boards are 4101494-0108 (there
were about ten of these!) and 4033728-02 (three of them).
The few boards that I pulled out to look at all had discrete
transistors, with quite a few resistors too.
One board had a tiny control panel with switches labelled as
| Up || Down
|MEM EN ||JAM || NORM
|BIT ||INT || NORM
|STACK ||INT || NORM
|SIDE ||INT || NORM
|ADRS ||JAM || NORM
|TIMING ||WIDE || NORM
|WR EN ||JAM || NORM
On the side to the left of the one showing circuit boards
were controls to (several?!) power supplies.
The upper panel had some switches grouped in pairs,
|MOTOR ||BLOWER ||PRINTER
||H.V. PWR ||MOTORS
It also had other switches with more generic-sounding labels that
I didn't write down.
The lower control panel had six switches:
|+6V ||+48V ||+3V ||-3V ||+12V ||-12V
|CB1 ||CB2 ||CB3 ||CB4 ||CB5 ||CB6
At the bottom were two seperate blowers, one in front and one in back,
each mounted to pull air in through its own angled air filter.
If you can tell me what this thing is, or are interested in
laying claim to it, kindly write to me at
my classic computer web page
(remove all "x"s to get a valid address)