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Magnetic core memory

Jeffsus

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Today, being Saturday, I enjoyed sleeping until 11am.

I got out of bed.

Were it a weekday, I'd be awake earlier and take a shower. Thankfully, it is Saturday.

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I came downstairs to make sure that nobody was still here. There was nobody. I used the mainfloor washroom.

I sat on my couch and stared squarely at my most recent piece of acquired art.
Then I got bored of staring at it, so I got up, and lifted it from the wall, and brought it back to the couch, where I could look at it more firmly.

It is original magnetic core memory from a Univac. Now, neatly framed, gifted to me from a relative who worked on that equipment.

Nowadays we have neatly, tucked away, billions of such equivalent devices but here I was holding in my hand a countable, oh, I'd say about 256 of them. Core magnets. For a univac.

Bidding begins at $1.

-jM
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Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
Univac memory cards, framed.

I'll start the bidding at $10,000CAD.

This is original, univac cards. Memory core is in perfect condition. Gifted to me by a mathematician, Catholic, math teacher for most of KW.

Pictures available on request.

Jeff
 

Jeffsus

TRIBE Member
A collector in San Luis Obispo has offered me $12,000USD.

This is an ORIGINAL, copper dissolved UNIVAC memory made of MAGNETIC CORE bits. Highly valuable to any museum, and actually, still functional! I do not see anything like it on the market.

Any computer historian is going to ask for this device, $12,000USD.

Photos available upon request.

-jM
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