After taking a numerical inventory, there are 237 full boxes of unpunched cards in addition to several ;larger boxes filled with cards. We retrieved 29 boxes of software on punched cards, including the 'operating system', DMS2 in two full sets, the COBOL, FORTRAN and RPG compilers, all the diagnostic decks, utility programs and a great deal of software from COMMON, a user group and other contributed programs.
Another 16 boxes contained IBM contributed programs, which are installed user programs (IUPs) and field developed programs (FDP), and anything else IBM would send for free. These include FORTRAN source code listing programs, ECAP, Linear Programming Software and many other applications.
I haven't yet inventoried the disk cartridges, but I have many of them. Some are set up with languages like Cobol and RPG, others have various programs installed, and the remainder appear to be data disks and backups.
This afternoon, I installed four wheeled casters on the 1442 reader/punch, allowing it to be moved around easily. With that done, we could winch it down to join the rest of the equipment in my garage where I will do the restoration to working order.
The software card decks are now all stacked in the garage, as are the many disk cartridges and the boxes of parts, ALDs and other maintenance documentation. The only items left in the truck as of the evening are:
- the 237 regular boxes of blank cards
- a couple of large boxes containing more blanks,
- four dozen padded blankets rented along with the truck.
It is still a bit of barely controlled chaos in my garage, as I unpack the boxes of support items and find homes for various items that came with the system. I did find six boxes of new-old-stock incandescent lamps, about a dozen sealed keypunch ribbons, several ribbons for the 1132 printer, and spare I/O selectric typewriter parts for the console printer.
|Beginning removal of shipping protection on disk heads, arm|
|Folded over punched card between heads, inside baggy, with loosened rubber band|