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Don Merz
December 28th, 2012, 10:08 AM
Hi. If you represent a computer or science or aerospace museum, or if you are a collector with substantial resources, that might be interested in a significant acquisition of a historically-important 1964-vintage mainframe computer, then I would like to hear from you. Please send me your postal mailing address and I will send you a package of information. Postal mailing only. Thanks.
Don Merz

Chuck(G)
December 28th, 2012, 10:28 AM
I assume that you've talked to Paul Pierce, RICM and CHM.

mbbrutman
December 28th, 2012, 10:37 AM
Hi. If you represent a computer or science or aerospace museum, or if you are a collector with substantial resources, that might be interested in a significant acquisition of a historically-important 1964-vintage mainframe computer, then I would like to hear from you. Please send me your postal mailing address and I will send you a package of information. Postal mailing only. Thanks.
Don Merz

Why are you insisting on postal mailing only? Is there any information that you would share by email or electronically if a person contacted you that way? You might be trying to weed out the non-serious offers, but I'm sure that there are better ways to do it.

Don Merz
December 31st, 2012, 02:16 PM
Thanks for your reply.
I do not know Paul Pierce. RICM and CHM are on the mailing list.


I assume that you've talked to Paul Pierce, RICM and CHM.

Don Merz
December 31st, 2012, 02:20 PM
Well, I dunno....this just seemed easiest for me. What i have to send is too big for easy e-mailing--16 B&W pages and 4 color and I have no working scanner. Plus as I thought about it and looked online, it seems like there are many "museums" with no actual physical presence or resources. This machine needs a real home with 208 three phase power and some HVAC. It can't live on a page on a web site.
Don Merz

Chuck(G)
December 31st, 2012, 02:20 PM
Paul Pierce has one of the more notable 60s collections:

http://www.piercefuller.com/collect/index.html

Paul tends to specialize in old (really old) IBM gear. If it's a CDC mainframe, there's a group over at Cray-Cyber.org.

mbbrutman
December 31st, 2012, 03:03 PM
Can you share what it is that you have? There are other people here who might be able to point you in the right direction, but right now the offer is too vague for anybody to consider seriously.

rorypoole
June 23rd, 2013, 09:32 AM
I would like to know what it is?

EvanK
June 23rd, 2013, 08:15 PM
Hi. If you represent a computer or science or aerospace museum, or if you are a collector with substantial resources, that might be interested in a significant acquisition of a historically-important 1964-vintage mainframe computer, then I would like to hear from you. Please send me your postal mailing address and I will send you a package of information. Postal mailing only. Thanks.
Don Merz

Don, I couldn't find a way to contact you. If you see this message then please reach out to me -- evan@infoage.org -- I'm with the InfoAge Science Center, located in New Jersey, where we host a substantial collection and museum of computer history. Anyone on this forum can vouch for us. We have plenty of resources to rescue a mainframe from the Pittsburgh area.

NeXT
June 23rd, 2013, 10:14 PM
I'm doubtful he'll be back given his last appearance was six months ago.