View Full Version : Technikum29: A museum full of Univac, Bull, IBM, ... computer methusalems...

December 21st, 2014, 10:03 AM

this week I visited an extraordinary computer musem near Frankfurt/M, the Technikum29. Here is the photo album: http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/album.php?albumid=260


December 22nd, 2014, 04:16 AM
Interesting. Thanks for posting. I'm occasionally in the Frankfurt area. Will try to find time for that museum somewhen in the future.


December 22nd, 2014, 07:27 AM
The first bank I worked for have Olivetti 101s on each loan officers desk. The were used to calculate payments on installment loans. Pretty interesting machines at the time.

Thanks for posting

December 26th, 2014, 05:23 AM
Nice--and having worked on them in the past, the two machines identified as keypunch machines are definitely that. The nice thing about the old keypunch machines is that you could put a program card into them that would automatically punch the characters that were standard to the entire set and step to the next space that required user input. I used (and repaired) the IBM keypunches for several years at my first job.

December 26th, 2014, 09:54 AM
I have put the question mark because I was not sure if I found the correct word for that kind of machine in english. Now I see that I took the correct word.