This system is special to me since (1) My first management job in IBM (1969) was developing BASIC software for the Model 6,
and (2) I met my wife (then, an IBM programmer) while working on this product.
Accordingly, I have given it a "top-level" category in the museum.
Another major addition added to the old military section: another (yes, I already have one)
Sperry S-1 Bombsight.
This new one has several features the earlier one didn't: the M-2 enhancement, made by IBM, a manual, a logbook showing its provenance,
and the original transport case.
Also, a new analog computer was added
(but with no information, just pictures)
Some new IBM control panels added to the
IBM 705 section.
There are some items here that I can't fully identify; please let me know if you recognize them
Two important new items added.
First is a rare drum storage unit from behind the Iron Curtain.
Second is a rare IBM/RAND JOSS console,
from one of the first time-sharing systems in the early 1960's.
Some more IBM plugboards including my favorite, the
Shame! If you notice below, it has been exactly one year since I updated the site; I was very busy this year.
My New Year's resolution is to do much better this year since I have hundreds of items that need to go on the site.
I'm in the process of changing the structure of the large "old military"
As a gesture of good intentions, I've added another
rare optical bombsight from the 1950's.
Over last 2 weeks I've done cleanup on the site (spelling, typos, missing pics, etc.)
as well as dumped a lot of pics into "incoming" categories under components, and ibm.
A couple of items got text, but most of these new items are just pics for now.
Here are some minor new items:
an Sperry A-5 autopilot control panel (under the S-1 Bombsight),
A new Sperry T-1A Bombsight
unit has been acquired to go with the previous unit. While similar, there are some minor differences betwenn the two.
A complete Sperry S-1 Bombsight
(World War II) has been acquired to go with the previous disassembled S-1.
A major new encryption item added: a Russian Fialka
New pictures added to various categories (there are hundreds of museum items not yet shown
& I'm gradually going to add pictures first, then text), and a major new item added, an
IBM 705 Console