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This Instructable is my tribute to the individuals from the 1950’s and 60’s that helped to promote computer learning by marketing simple electric or mechanical “computing” devices. While not what we would consider true computers by today’s standards, these machines were ingeniously designed, shipped with well written and instructive manuals, and most importantly were affordable to the average person.

Lately I have been making replicas of some of these classic “computers”. Originals are now rare and very expensive to buy when they infrequently appear for sale on eBay. In fact most of my replicas were modeled from photos because I could not find or afford an original.”

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