View Full Version : Few questions about IBM Stretch board

January 12th, 2016, 01:00 AM
Hello all :),
been into my Pc's for some time and spotted this board in a box of junk at auction.
From what I have found its a board from the IBM stretch pc? the plastic states "IBM STRETCH A.W.R.E 1962-1971"

I was wondering if anyone could shed some more light and a possible value of the board as I have no idea.
There was a also a coin which says "IBM Cambridge program 1974".

Thanks all :D


January 12th, 2016, 04:21 AM
IBM 7030 (Stretch) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_7030_Stretch)

AWRE is apparently the designation of the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_Weapons_Establishment) in the UK.

To the right collector it is probably worth something.

January 12th, 2016, 08:45 AM
I guess the first thing is its worth what some one will pay. I was thinking it would be rare but there seems to be a few of these around, for example:-


and according to this:-


each Stretch had 4025 of these cards so when they were scrapped they may have made several available. On the other hand I can't see (or remember) any being sold on E-Bay so.

I can see a 1401 card recently sold for $30.00


so I would say its worth more than that, but It needs a collector who is interested in IBM memorabilia, and if there were two who fought over it in an auction I could see it going for much more.