> On Oct 15, 2016, at 10:25 PM, Mark J. Blair <n...@nf6x.net> wrote:
>> On Oct 15, 2016, at 19:02, Sam O'nella <baryth...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Congratulations! Fun to find some of the wooden generation of computers.
>> Keep us posted on the restoration efforts (if any) :-)
> I don't think I have any other wooden computers yet. The seller had an
> interesting tale about the origin of the wood in these particular computers.
> As the legend goes, the father of one of the principals of Processor
> Technology had a contract to remove wharfs from along the Mississippi river,
> which happened to be made of black walnut. And thus, the SOL-20 received
> stylish black walnut side panels, hopefully without too much lingering wharf
> smell. I don't know if the tale is true, but I have chosen to believe it.
> Mark J. Blair, NF6X <n...@nf6x.net>
That's a new story to me, I always heard they came across a bunch of gunstock
wood and were looking for a project. The wood is very good condition for
reclaimed wood that made up a dock that was near water and in sun. I have seen
old docks and that wood is good for kindling and not furniture.
Still would be good to try to confirm the story.