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Need help?

I specialize in larger, older systems, NOT microcomputers. If you need help with a mini, micro, CP/M, PC, workstation or other obsolete but relatively recent machine there are many other collectors who might be able to help.

Museums, Societies, and Other Collectors

An excellent Web spot for anyone interested in computer history is The Computer History Museum. They now have my IBM 650, IBM 709 (s/n 30) and IBM 7094.

My IBM 1401 is now at The Vintage IBM Computing Center in Binghamton, NY.

Here are a few other online resources for computer history:

For another PDP-8 collector check out Doug Jones' PDP-8 Page. Doug also collects punch cards imprinted with logos of many institutions. For other DEC and DG minicomputers see Jay Jaeger and Carl Friend.


Some of my favorite books are ones written by the engineers who designed and built the old machines. Some of these don't stay in print long, but you may be able to find them used or in a library.

From Dits to Bits... Herman Lukoff, Robotics Press 1979. ISBN 89661-002-0
A Few Good Men from Univac David E. Lundstrom, MIT Press 1987. ISBN 0-262-12120-4
Why Computers are Computers (The SWAC and the PC) David Rutland, Wren Publishers 1995. ISBN 1-885391-05-6
The Soul of a New Machine Tracy Kidder, Little, Brown and Company 1981. ISBN 978-0-316-49170-9

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