LGP-21 photos, including memory

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Mon Sep 20 17:09:06 2004

On Mon, 2004-09-20 at 14:46, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Sep 2004, Tom Jennings wrote:
> re: LGP-21 memory
> > http://wps.com/projects/LGP-21/Documentation/Photos/index.html

> Ok, for some reason I had in mind that this was a drum. I actually have
> that drive in my collection. Yours is in WAY better shape though. I
> think mine sat outside in the elements for a while before I got it.

The surface is nickel-plated. Nickel is pretty rugged and chemically
inert relative to other metals. Even if it's got dirt in it and had
moisture/water, it may actually be usable, or recoverable. Don't rotate
it! The heads I think are ceramic and enamelled copper wire, electronic
stuff survives water pretty well unless there was dissimilar-metals type
electrocorrosion going on.

If I work out a recovery scheme, maybe I'll ask to borrow it, clean it,
power it up and recover it and give it back to you.

> I found some marketing literature for it while
> going through some documents at the Computer History Museum a while back.
> I can make a copy for you if you like.

I would *love* to have copies and of course originals if available.
Copies would be fine, and if they're at the museum, maybe I can
photograph the covers for a sense of color etc when I come up for VCF.
Received on Mon Sep 20 2004 - 17:09:06 BST

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