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<nettime> Engineered Electronics analog computing
John Hopkins on Wed, 18 Nov 2015 19:40:53 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime> Engineered Electronics analog computing

Say nettimers -- is there anyone out there (or could anyone suggest an expert or hobbyist or forum) who might be able to input into the process of restoring (and eventually selling) a vintage vacume-tube-based (analog) computing device that I have -- it's probably a primitive industrial loop-control unit with two racks of 15 tube flip-flops along with a rack of pulse (signal) controllers and such. It was produced by a military-industrial company Engineered Electronics, Inc. in Southern California (and related to the (George) Philbrick company, an MIT WWII Rt. 128 spin-off)

The technology approximates the IBM SAGE device -- with modular plug-in circuit-boards -- popular from the mid-1950s until they were phased out in the early 1960s, replaced by smaller and more energy efficient transistorized devices.

Any input would be welcome! I can supply photos for anyone interested.

Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
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