Comments from Jim Battle and from Bill Hickman who so kindly donated these systems are below the photos. Wang system on display with Jim at the Vintage Computer Festival 6. The main thing that differentiated the -A, -B, -C, -S, and -T models was the microcode that shipped with them. It was a field upgrad to switch from one model to the other, which involved ucode board swaps.
Wang C Advanced Programming Calculator. This exhibit is dedicated in perpetuity to Harold Koplow , Senior Wang Engineer, and developer of the microcode that made the Wang Series as well as many Wang follow-on calculator, word-processing and computer products possible. After searching for quite some time for one of these wonderful pinnacles of Wang Laboratories' calculator technology, someone turned me on to not one, but two! Sadly, these machines had been left to languish in an outdoor storage area for years after they were taken out of service, and they were subject to the some of the ravages of the elements. The machines were rescued from this situation by a scrap dealer, who very fortunately realized that these were too cool to scrap, and, as luck would have it, contacted me. Even though the machines were in pretty rough condition, with two machines, it was possible to piece together and perform restoration of this machine to complete and fully operational condition. This equipment was owned by her father, Thomas Harrison, who passed away in
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