Control Data Australia Memories compiled by Brian Membrey

Ex-CDA comments, suggestions, criticisms

Lightshow : The Peter Johnson Collection

Rare Images from CDA’s Past

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Peter’s Comments :

Left : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979 -1  ABS Manager Rod (surname forgotten) souveniring nameplate"

Centre : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979 -2   Machine was craned in thru a window before completion of building, was too long to fit in lift. Being cut into two lift-size pieces".

Right : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979 -3   Second cut"




Peter’s Comments :

Left : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979-4   VICTAB & ABS EIC John Miller"

Centre : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979-5   C.E. Wai Chan"

Right : "Aust Roads Research Board (1985?)  L to R Unknown, Alan O"




Peter’s Comments :

“Left : "ABS Melbourne Decommissioning 1979-4   VICTAB & ABS EIC John Miller"

Right : "Thornbury Training Machine 1979 -1  Who was the original owner of this machine ?.

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Peter’s Comments :

Left : "Thornbury Training Machine 1979 -1  Ken Humm, Adrian Hamlyn & Eric Dorn"

Right : "QTAB Graveyard" "Warehouse in S.E. Melbourne March 1979...exact suburb forgotten"


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Right : "Thornbury Training Machine 1979 -1  Who was the original owner of this machine ?.

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Peter’s Comments :

Left : "Durban, October, 1978. First Betting Shop to be GWS"

Right : “TIC 0  This should bring back some nightmares!"

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Right : "Thornbury Training Machine 1979 -1  Who was the original owner of this machine ?.

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Peter’s Comments : “High Speed Card Removal -ex CBR 3600 circa 1978”

Above : "1 - Swing 2 kg hammer into the backplane."

Right : ”2 - Catch the cards as they fly out the front!

2-Catch the cards as they fly out the front!"

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Right : "Thornbury Training Machine 1979 -1  Who was the original owner of this machine ?.

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