[rescue] Request about IBM 1620 computer

Rogelio Montañana rogelio.montanana at uv.es
Tue Jan 28 11:44:24 CST 2014

Thank you John for your comment about attachments, which I didn't know. You
can find the relevant picture here:


Sorry,I wrongly used the term 'teletype' a a synonym of old electric
typewriter, which as you say is not a real teletype machine.

I'll ask the Computer History Museum to see If they can help us about this.

And thank you very much!


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De: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] En nombre
de John Francini
Enviado el: martes, 28 de enero de 2014 17:30
Para: The Rescue List
Asunto: Re: [rescue] Request about IBM 1620 computer

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You'll need to put your photo on Flickr or some other photo-hosting service,
or perhaps on a web server to which you have access.

As for the typing terminal (given that it's an IBM, it's likely not a
Teletype() brand device; from general photos of IBM 1620s, they used
modified IBM electric typewriters.

Have you tried contacting places like the Computer History Museum in Silicon
Valley? They might be able to point you at other collectors, as they did
their own restoration project on a 1620 back in 1999.


On 28 Jan 2014, at 8:22, Rogelio Montaqana <rogelio.montanana at uv.es> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues:
> Our University has an IBM 1620 Model I computer, which of course is
> not operational since more than 30 years. As part of a computer
> science museum we are now in the process of restoring it to the best
> possible physical conditions, at least from a cosmetic point of view.
> Most of the central unit is relatively well preserved, but we have a
> with the teletype unit because the cover is lost. I wonder if anybody
> out there has another similar teletype unit 8with cover) and would be
> willing
> make a few pictures of the cover or, even better, make a mould out of it.
> That way we would be able to reconstruct a new cover for our IBM 1620
> teletype. I am sending attached a photo of our teletype unit to give
> you an exact idea of what I am talking about.
> Thank you very much,
> Rogelio.
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