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buddyk
November 13th, 2015, 12:59 PM
The IBM 610 Autopoint computer was introduced in 1957.
There were 180 built.
Priced at $55,000 in 1957. ($468,000 in today's dollars)
Tubes and relays, dual paper tape, drum memory, 100 position stepper "program counter" with patch panel.

There are many articles online mentioning this machine but no indication that any still exist or what the value might be to a collector.

I know one exists because I have it in storage complete with attached console, selectric typewriter (output device), manual (copy in binder), notes from prior users, wiring diagrams.
I am hoping that someone could provide some guidance on it's value or where I might determine it's value.
This has been part of my collection for 40 years and it may be time to pass it on to someone else.

I am, of course, interested in any other information someone may have about these machines.

1944GPW
November 14th, 2015, 04:17 AM
Photos perchance?

toober
November 14th, 2015, 05:40 AM
Yes, pictures please. Condition is so important.

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Will

buddyk
November 14th, 2015, 07:28 AM
I have a few pictures taken some time ago - sorry, not very good but better than nothing.

Exterior
27800

Console
27801

Printer
27802

Floating point arithmetic
27803

Open for Service (note bent cabinet on lower left)
27804

toober
November 15th, 2015, 01:32 PM
Where are you (or rather the machine) located?

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Will

buddyk
November 15th, 2015, 01:49 PM
S.F. Bay Area California.
Do you any knowledge of this machine? or the value of machines of this era?
( I realize that there are likely to be no comps. )

Al Kossow
November 15th, 2015, 03:31 PM
This has been part of my collection for 40 years and it may be time to pass it on to someone else.


It is likely that the Computer History Museum would be interested. They have a drum, and a control panel from one.

http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/X179.83
http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102673540