Older Retro computing, the IBM 1130 Blog since 2014

Older machines need a lot TLC. Blog on a IBM 1130, found in 2014.
Rescue 1130: 2014 Pickup of an IBM 1130 System and More

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Nice find. I see there’s some teamwork with Ken Shirriff and Curious Marc.

Nearby I see a resurrection of FORTH for the 1130:

Edit: Oh, I see we mentioned this before…
First Forth sources, 12 pages, 1968, for IBM 1130

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I have a pretty amusing anecdote regarding my (very limited!) first-hand experience with the 1130.
https://laughtonelectronics.com/oldsite/comm_mfg/commercial_ibm1130.html

One could be forgiven for suspecting I fabricated the tale, but at least one other person reports a similar experience.

– Jeff

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