Vintage HONEYWELL 120 200 COMPUTER Ashtray Candy Dish Advertising LIBERATOR 1964 For Sale
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Vintage HONEYWELL 120 200 COMPUTER Ashtray Candy Dish Advertising LIBERATOR 1964:
In the early 1960's, IBM dominated the business computing marketplace with the 1401, a COBOL munching monster. Honeywell was the "Other Computer Company", trying to get past Big Blue and get a foot in the door.
The Honeywell MODEL 200 did the trick - it was twice as fast as the 1401, and ran IBM's software to boot. Sold like hotcakes. 1401 sales (allegedly) plummeted, which caused IBM to accelerate the introduction of System 360. Cue Deathstar theme music.
Flash forward 60 years. Somebody is still making big iron computers, and somebody else is in the thermostat business. But for a brief, shining moment ...
Vintage ORIGINAL HONEYWELL 120 Glass advertising ashtray or candy dish from 1965, in excellent, MINTY condition.
The ashtray depicts the Honeywell 120 ready to solve YOUR problem! Control panel, tape drives, printer, card reader and all.
6 3/4" x 5"
No chips, scratches, dings or repairs - fresh and ready to grace your home or office!
The Honeywell 120 was the "baby" of the H200 family, with 64kb of magnetic core memory. It was small, only about the size of your living room, and cute. Dig the burnt orange panels and color coordinated tape drives!
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