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1970 Univac Computer Console Framed



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This is a RARE 1970s Univac Computer Console that has been professionally framed.  Front dials are labeled “Display Select A and Display Select B” with LED lights labeled “Selectable Display A and Selectable Display B”.  This treasure has 9 dials six, 6, are labeled 0-9, A, B, C, D, E, F; 42 toggle switches and 105 lights (A very rare vintage period when computers had dials lights, switches to program, debug and operate the computer).   It is in very good condition with all components in exceptional condition for display.   These old computer panels prevalent in the 1950s – 1970s & rarely found today as monitors now display all conditions of operation.  The cost of these machines during this era was well over $ 100,000 to $1,000,000+. Size is 30” x 8” x 3”.  Weight 12 lbs.  Before framing, backside provenance notes are “Univac 5042, Part No. 42312; 40120; 4378; 2510570 00; Sub 337 INSA, Univac date of 4-71”.  Research with Univac archive historians believe this maybe a Tape Computer Control Console Panel Model T5042 made in 1969 & early 1970s for the Univac 9400 & 1106 series and also offered to Control Data Corporation for CDC model 7600 (i.e. Univac was OEM for many CDC parts).  This is truly a rare piece of Computing History that belongs in a museum or with a serious & professional collector.

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