Vintage IBM Sage Computer Historic Mainframe Word Control Panel Activate Release For Sale
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Vintage IBM Sage Computer Historic Mainframe Word Control Panel Activate Release:
THE SAGE (SEMI-AUTOMATIC GROUND ENVIRONMENT) COMPUTER SYSTEMWAS A CONTINENTAL AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM - BUILT DURING THE COLD WARIT COST 8-12 BILLION DOLLARS TO GET OPERATIONAL. IT WASSTARTED IN 1954
THE SAGE COMPUTER WAS THE LARGEST COMPUTER SYSTEM EVER BUILT
Neat button panel with labeling for "LEFT HALF WORD" and "RIGHT HALF WORD"Also buttons for "release" on both sides and an "activate" button.
This came from a source with SAGE related items, and my research long ago foundreference to the SAGE system using left half and right half word, and reference to this panels functionsthough i've not been able to find a photo with this actual panel in it yet though. The components on the back allow this to sit slightly up, making it great to display on a shelf without having to do anything else. Neat item that is unlikely to come up again.