Old beamspring photo thread

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zrrion

23 Jun 2020, 08:19

elecplus wrote:
22 Jun 2020, 23:31
sold about 4 years ago.
None left unfortunately

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JP!

16 Jul 2020, 21:56

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JP!

19 Jul 2020, 04:29

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JP!

19 Jul 2020, 04:53

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ddrfraser1

19 Jul 2020, 05:05

Nice finds

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Weezer

19 Jul 2020, 08:03

The pic with the two police officers is pretty interesting to me. I like how there's a whole story captured with the Rivera guy wild eyed and tapping on the screen and the other dude so over whatever Rivera is worked up about.

I also think the one with the military officer is interesting as well. According to my old computer teacher who served as a computer operator and network technician for the Air Force in the 80's, people weren't allowed to take pictures of the computer screens. It also looks like the picture was taken at 1:30 in the morning which is interesting. I think on the locked "secret" terminal screen "25th DPU" Stands for 25th Data Processing Unit.

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JP!

28 Jul 2020, 16:57

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ddrfraser1

28 Jul 2020, 18:54

Dual monitors in the 70s. Badass.

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-Space-NATO-

28 Jul 2020, 20:07

That's a well build desk.

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ddrfraser1

28 Jul 2020, 20:14

-Space-NATO- wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 20:07
That's a well build desk.
No shit! :lol:

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Weezer

28 Jul 2020, 21:13

It's really crazy how many of those 4978 keyboards they have there. I'm counting 7?

Very sad that so many of these got scrapped, the 4978 would be my endgame keyboard, no joke.

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29 Jul 2020, 03:13

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JP!

29 Jul 2020, 14:09

Wow, very nice! Now that is a proper command center.

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Chyros

29 Jul 2020, 15:34

Haha wow, super cool :D .

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dcopellino

29 Jul 2020, 19:29

Wow! these photos, with working people in coats, make current data centers seem like a place for slackers.... :D

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Weezer

31 Jul 2020, 00:56

Nice pics!

Tool Material lady is pimpin with APL and deluxe F keys

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Invisius

31 Jul 2020, 22:02

The 3279s flush mounted into the 80s woodgrain- what a dream setup!

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JP!

03 Aug 2020, 03:13

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JP!

03 Aug 2020, 15:12

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Two generations!
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tron

03 Aug 2020, 15:28

IBM 3101 advertising/mailer.
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ddrfraser1

03 Aug 2020, 16:52

JP! wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 15:12

Two generations!
That is such a sick set up.

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Weezer

03 Aug 2020, 17:49

Those black univac beamsprings look sick

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JP!

08 Aug 2020, 16:48

"Monks in Georgia". Without this caption I would assume this is what a true computer wizard looks like.

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ddrfraser1

08 Aug 2020, 18:00

Makes sense. Dumbledore would use a beam spring. Gandalf however would only use a pen and parchment.

John Doe

08 Aug 2020, 18:08

JP! wrote:
08 Aug 2020, 16:48
"Monks in Georgia". Without this caption I would assume this is what a true computer wizard looks like.


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Because his beard or because he's thin?

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Invisius

09 Aug 2020, 08:27

JP! wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 15:12
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This one has always been interesting. It looks like authentic 3270 terminals, but with aftermarket keyboards in some kind of platform enclosure. I've seen beamspring clone boards from Microswitch, Memorex, and Decision Data, but never ones like these.

There appears to be badges on the upper right corner, but I don't recognize them. Any ideas?
Weezer wrote:
03 Aug 2020, 17:49
Those black univac beamsprings look sick
I'm not sure if those are Univac despite there being another system of theirs in the same room, it doesn't look like the Sperry Rand or Univac badges I've seen
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Weezer

09 Aug 2020, 20:07

Youre totally right, :lol: I dont know what I was thinking when I typed that.

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JP!

11 Aug 2020, 21:37

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Wild Duck

11 Aug 2020, 21:42

I like how the second model looks at the screen from an angle she cannot see the screen.

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vometia
irritant

12 Aug 2020, 08:10

JP! wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 21:51
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He seems familiar. Jay Maynard (a.k.a. Tron Guy)?
kps wrote:
20 Jun 2020, 18:39
IBM 5252. When video displays were so expensive that two people had to share one. It had one CRT, facing down, and a pair of mirrors so that each user saw half the screen.

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Blimey, that's some contrivance. Reminds me of the desk-sharing scene from Brazil.

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