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Item #

A3054

1961 Univac Core Memory and Photo Copy of Ad

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Price $

325

This rare treasure is a 1960s Univac Core Memory Plane from a Univac III computer.  Included is a photo copy of original Fortune Magazine advertisement.  It is an intricately handmade board that contains 4096 bits of information or 512K.  This core memory plane board came from a “Stack Module”, which had 8 of these boards with supporting electronics for a 4,096K stack or Stack Module.  Note – There were actually 5 or more extra of these boards in a Stack Module for parity, + or – sign and extra modules if one or two primary boards failed).  These old core memory planes are very rare and highly sought after by museums and professional collectors.   A complete Stack Module of core memory of 8 core planes in 1960s cost around $ 15,000.00 each (Univac III and the 9200 Systems started at $ 150,000.00 to half a million dollars & more if you wanted tape drives).  This board is in mint condition and measures 4.25” square.  These 40+-year-old rare Core Memory treasure will highlight any collection of old computer history.

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