For sale is a lot of 4 vintage SAGE computer itemsFirst is a vintage computer panel with an "E" button and knob that I believe to be part of the SAGE computer system. This was purchased along with other SAGE parts.It doesn't have any labels or documentation though. This measures 8 3/4" tall x just under 3" wide x 4 1/8" deep. When the "E" button is pushed in, it locks into place. If you pull down on the spring mechanism on the back the "E" pops back out.
Next is a knob that was part of a SAGE drill bit selector.
Also included is the front banner for the drill bit selector control panel.
This obviously has a lot of wear and some bending and damage as seen in photos but really neat and unique
Likely a one of a kind piece as these were mostly scrapped long ago. Lastly is a very thin small metal sign that stuck on a SAGE component, not sure which.
"drive current magnitude increase output"
Measures 6" x 2.25"
Neat one of a kind lot
THE SAGE (SEMI-AUTOMATIC GROUND ENVIRONMENT) COMPUTER SYSTEMWAS A CONTINENTAL AIR DEFENSE SYSTEM - BUILT DURING THE COLD WAR
IT COST 8-12 BILLION DOLLARS TO GET OPERATIONAL. IT WASSTARTED IN 1954
THE SAGE COMPUTER WAS THE LARGEST COMPUTER SYSTEM EVER BUILT