Help Us Preserve Computing History

This is a copy of the following page at The Centre for Computing History

We have an exciting opportunity to acquire from the Ministry of Defence several computers of great historical significance. These computers have been used to train British Navy personnel in warfare situations; many of the machines have been in use since the late sixties!

The equipment includes two Ferranti FM1600’s, two Marconi Locus 16’s, parts of a Ferranti Argus 700, Paper Tape Punches and Readers, Large Cipher Tape Drives, and even parts from a Sonar display …

But … we are unable to avoid buying the equipment through the usual disposal channels. Therefore we have to find £1800 to buy the equipment and we anticipate a further £500 in logistics costs 🙁

However, this equipment is not JUST for The Centre for Computing History. We are hoping to distribute the machines to other computing related museums in the UK. It’s a fantastic opportunity for all of us. I hope you feel encouraged to donate knowing that you will be helping three museums save these treasures for the nation!


You can donate through Just Giving which is a great way to donate to charities as it allows the charity to claim an additional 20% in Gift Aid from the government. Click on the logo to donate now …

Alternatively, you can donate through our Paypal account …

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