Technology I have Worked On
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Started collecting a pictorial of various Computer IT equipment I have worked on since the early 70’s – enjoy!
Burroughs Model 3500 Mainframe with two types of tape drives, Teletypewriter as a console, and card readers in the back.
Burroughs MICR Check reader/sorter – I maintained 12 of these 24 pocket sorters at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago. Sometime the pocket knifes would slice a check down the middle, one half would go to the pocket and the other to the end of the machine where we found later during PM (Preventative Maintenance).
Selectric I/O, this was an IBM Selectric typewriter that had contacts to read keystrokes and send them to a computer – it was a console for sending commands to the computer. It had make before break contacts which were better understood after drinking.
300 Baud Modem (Anderson Jacobsen), we installed hundreds of these in our first iteration of Remote Diagnostics for Storage Technology – customer would call us on the phone, they would put handset into the modem upon hearing the ‘squeal’ and then we would remotely diagnose the computer product.
Burroughs 1C Disk Drive, you could actually hear the heads load on this drive – disks were positioned vertically and were about 30″ in diameter. Changing heads were an all day job and required attaching an air cleaner to it to constantly purge air while you had it unsealed.
Following Hurricane Sandy, I was responsible for building an emergency computer and network room in two 45′ trailers on the streets/sidewalk of NYC next to NYU Hospital. Had it up and running in 30 days! Included EMC Disk, multiple servers and communications equipment – a second trailer had all telecom equipment in it.
Digital Scientific Corp
1130 System – Emulator, Documation 2501 card Reader and Documation ChainTrainPrinter, IBM 1442 Card Punch, Pertec Tape Disk Drives, Calcomp Plotter, Paper Tape Punch/Reader,
STK, Shared Services Center, Atlanta
STK, Remote Diagnostics Center
STK, Centralized Dispatch Center
NYU, Data Center relocation and virtualization
NYU, Hurricane Sandy Emergency Computer Room