Auction Report: IBM System/360 Prototype Control Panel Sells on eBay

I missed this, as the auction closed a couple of weeks ago, but the control panel to serial #1 of the IBM System/36 Model 75 mainframe sold on eBay for $11,626.99. According to the description, the system was used to develop the version of APL used on the IBM 5100. An “I Love APL” sticker on the panel supports the claim.

I believe this control panel came from the collection of Kevin Stumpf, who wrote “A Guide to Collecting Computers and Computer Collectibles.” He saved a number of components from early systems.


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