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Wed, Feb. 16th, 2011, 12:22 am
alohawolf: Living Computer Museum.

Today I visited the Living Computer Museum, its owned by Paul Allen and Technically part of Vulcan Inc. The best part about the museum is they offer free accounts on the VAX-11/780 they have (Running VMS), the XKL TOAD-1 (TOPS-20) and the DECSYSTEM-20 (TOPS-10).

DECSYSTEM-2065 Running TOPS-10

TOAD-1 Running TOPS-20

Alto II opened up for repairs


Data General Eclipse awaiting restoration.

VAX-11/785 which will likely get Unix 32V or an early BSD on it once they repair the CPU.

DECSYSTEM-10 used for testing.

Running PDP-7

Running PDP-8/e

TU78 9-Track Tape Drives, Hooked up to the 2065..

More DEC Logo's

Wed, Feb. 16th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)

Are they open to the public, or did you manage to connect with someone on a restoration team? I can't find anything about hours open on the website.
I have a long history of working with the Computer History Museum in Mountain View,CA, and am a member of the 1401 restoration team (http://ibm-1401.info/). It's great to see these machines coming back to life.

Wed, Feb. 16th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)

I'm wondering if you were the gentleman I met when I was down there in Sunnyvale in January, yes, they are open for tours, by appointment, just use the info form, and you can arrange a tour, I was lucky to meet Rich Alderson at the vintage telephone museum. They have a NOS 29 Card Punch, still in its original packing crate.

Wed, Feb. 16th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC)

Not likely, since I'm female ;) I haven't been active for a while, too busy setting up a Digital Game Museum. Thanks for the tour information - I'll have to check it out next time I'm in Seattle.