For those curious about the equipment that sold last week, I put together an
album from my brief stop on Saturday. Let me know if you have trouble viewing
On closer inspection it appears the documentation for that GP-4, as well as
some of the other computers, sold to different parties (the value being in the
shelving and cabinets).
I'm still losing sleep over that GP-4. From all appearances it was a turn-key
setup (in theory). Unfortunately, the auction site immediately removes closed
lots from their webpage so no idea what it sold for, or if it went to a
scrapper. I suspect it was billed as 'cabinets of aviation equipment'. Being 3
hours away I can't exactly run over there and pin a note on it.
Some further digging on the net revealed a photo in the Motorola Annual Report
1965 featuring the machine touting Moto's new ECL logic. Apparently it was
designed for aviation simulation but included facilities for being a general
purpose machine. -C