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The Machine Room is Back!
This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!
Top :: Welcome

Interested in retrocomputing, computer collecting, or computer history? Are you nostalgic and pining for Ye Olden Days? Well, then, welcome to the Machine Room, the ever-expanding database of old computers. Here you'll find technical specifications, descriptions, trivia, and pictures of so-called obsolete computers from a horde of manufacturers, as well as links to more information.

This site pays homage to the wonderful days when 'computer' didn't mean 'IBM PC clone' and 4 kilobytes really made a difference. The Machine Room was conceived in late 1994 and established in 1995 (this is the sixth major revision of the contents, appearance and user interface). It has been a personal project since its inception, and is a free site.

This is a community-backed site: 1249 people (of a total 3224 registered users) have graciously contributed information about 1284 classic computers by 212 manufacturers. The Picture Archive has 946 pictures contributed by 33 users or anonymous contributors. [more]

Top :: Newest Companies
6th February 2003 05:53: Comart Computers, admin: ballatsea
18th January 2003 16:56: Vectrex, admin: bsbrum
18th January 2003 16:20: Pyramid Technology Corporation, admin: bsbrum
30th November 2002 18:06: Ohio Scientific, Inc., admin: Wolfram
27th November 2002 02:04: Univac, admin: RTC
Top :: Newest Computers
18th October 2005 22:27: UNIVAC 1218, admin: RTC
18th October 2005 21:41: UNIVAC 418, admin: RTC
19th November 2004 02:21: File 2, admin: RTC
19th November 2004 02:21: File 1, admin: RTC
19th November 2004 02:20: File 0, admin: RTC
Top :: Last Updates
18th October 2005 21:11: Univac :: UNIVAC 418 (6 updates)
13th June 2005 22:11: Univac :: UNIVAC II
4th January 2005 21:51: Univac :: UNIVAC 1004 (2 updates)
4th January 2005 21:32: Univac :: UNIVAC 60
4th January 2005 21:31: Univac :: UNIVAC 120