working magnetic drum stores?

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Thu Mar 25 20:06:52 2004

   I passed up three of these in nice condition in a scrap yard lasst year.
I'm STILL kicking myself!


At 10:35 PM 3/25/04 +0000, you wrote:
>Just out of curiousity, does anyone still have a working drum storage
>device? wondering if any working examples have survived...
>I have a half-assed plan to try and find one from somewhere at some
>point. We have a Sperry unit that's way beyond repair, and don't have
>anything other than the drum assembly itself anyway (the bearings still
>seem good though so I might see if it can be coaxed into spinning) - but
>a working demonstration would be great hooked up to one of the 1960's
>I gather that telphone exchanges used to use them here in the UK so
>maybe there are still a few lurking in private hands as they must have
>been reasonably common at one point. The flipside of course being that
>they're pretty bulky devices in themselves, and with the low reliability
>they've maybe all gone to scrap years ago (unlike other peripherals of
>the area which survived).
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