This collection of UNIVAC UNISCOPE 100 equipment is only for
the serious computer collector or museum. The UNISCOPE 100 was one of the very
first computer input/output devices utilizing Cathode Ray Tubes and was certainly
one of the very first mass produced. It was designed in the late 1960’s, and
early 1970’s and continued in use even into the 1980’s. This unit was utilized
by several major airlines, many state and local law enforcement agencies, for
order entry and was even the main I/O console for the UNIVAC SPERRY RAND 1100
series of large scale computer systems.
Collection includes one UNISCOPE 100 in original foam shipping
case, complete with plastic dust cover, keyboard, and power cord. It includes
all internal boards including power, deflection, character generator, two I/O
boards, and a 1K semiconductor memory board (8 bit words). This unit was last
used in the mid 80’s for board testing. It has not been tested since and, as such, is
being sold as is, without any type of warranty. Returns will not be accepted.
Unit has discoloration on green paint on both sides and some foggy spots on
screen which should not matter as screen is
The UNISCOPE 100 was made with almost a thousand
semi-conductor chips (TTL type) on internal boards and a complete set of logic
prints is contained in the two volumes of several hundred pages of 11 x 17
drawings contained in two large plastic covered manuals. Also included are two UNIVAC
Engineering/Maintenance Handbooks and one small Engineering/Servicing Reference
Manual. Included is a hand written cross reference to the then industry
standard 74xx series of TTL chips.
Three UNISCOPE 100 manuals contain many books and documents
covering everything from programmers reference manual, to printers, cassettes,
UNISCOPE 200, Multiplexers, a UNIVAC 1551 military display terminal, planning
guides, communications protocol, photos, advertising, etc, In addition to these
documents there are four black/clear SPERRY UNIVAC three ring document covers,
one white/clear SPERRY cover and one large red three ring binder that says only
Collection includes a service technicians spare card
carrying case that includes many spare cards including 1 each A5 Deflection, 1 each
A7 Memory, 1 each A8 Character Generator, 1 each A9 Control Board, 3 each A10
Position Address Boards, 2 each A11 I/O #1 Board, 3 each A12 I/O #2 Board, 1 each
A13 Auxiliary Interface Board as well as a printer cable, card retainer and Aux
The A5 Deflection Board above, was obviously an engineering
prototype as it is the only known U100 board with gold plating on the tabs. The
spare A7 Memory board is unique in that it has a core memory instead of the
semi-conductor memory found in the production units. This is truly reminiscent
of the very first UNIVAC 1 Computer.
In a separate SPERRY RAND cardboard box there are two spare
keyboards and a card extender utilized for board testing,
Also in a separate cardboard box are 9 or 10 Different types
of A13 Auxiliary interface cards, cables and installation instructions.
price of the bare bones UNISCOPE 100 then was $3,528.00 plus $331.00 for a
keyboard. Price for the unit above was $4,940 with another $60.00 per month
maintenance charge. U100 Price Sheet included. Full blown system with printer and cassette was
$9,680.00. Note; the price of a 1100-80
UNIVAC CPU (no tapes, disks, printers, etc) was $2,123,505.00.
This collection occupies a full pallet and can only be
shipped via freight. Local pickup available.
Also includes approximately 100 TTL chips and transistors utilized in UNISCOPE 100, some new, some appear to have been used
THIS IS A LARGE COLLECTION- PLEASE CONTACT WITH QUESTIONS, NEED FOR DETAILS OR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS
Condition: This unit was last
used in the mid 80’s for board testing. It has not been tested and, as such, is
being sold as is, without any type of warranty. Returns will not be accepted. Please contact us with your additional questions.
Payment: PayPal Only
Shipping: This collection occupies a full pallet and can only be
shipped via freight. A 4' x6' Pallet, 300 LBS.
Local pickup available