The System Source Computer Museum

The System Source Computer Museum Learn computer history at System Source's Computer Museum in Hunt Valley. This extensive collection includes: pre-industrial computation tools, punch card systems, 1st Gen PCs and Apples, phones, and many other historical artifacts and device.
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New vintage computer museum opens in Kennett Square
01/24/2020
New vintage computer museum opens in Kennett Square

New vintage computer museum opens in Kennett Square

KENNETT SQDUARE—If necessity is the mother of invention, obsolescence might be the mother of ingenuity. Bill Degnan, owner of the newly opened Kennett Classic vintage computing gallery and gift shop

The System Source Computer Museum
10/30/2018

The System Source Computer Museum

Looking for iPod donations to complete our Apple collection.
09/06/2018

Looking for iPod donations to complete our Apple collection.

Back before the museum and System Source, there was ComputerLand and two guys named Bob and Maury.
05/31/2018
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Back before the museum and System Source, there was ComputerLand and two guys named Bob and Maury.

JBiz -- In 1980, just ahead of the trend, Bob Roswell and Maury Weinstein decided to go into the computer business. http://bit.ly/2LizLlg System Source

System Source at the Vintage Computer Festival today and tomorrow in Wall NJ. More photos to come.
05/19/2018

System Source at the Vintage Computer Festival today and tomorrow in Wall NJ.
More photos to come.

Core Memories Newsletter April 2018  Volume 1 Issue 2 is out now! Look for it in your inboxes today. Not signed up? Clic...
04/11/2018
System Source Computer Museum

Core Memories Newsletter April 2018 Volume 1 Issue 2 is out now! Look for it in your inboxes today. Not signed up? Click below to join our mailing list.

System Source Computer Museum

System Source was featured on the Baltimore Business Journal website for our "cool" office space. The article is "Cool D...
03/05/2018

System Source was featured on the Baltimore Business Journal website for our "cool" office space. The article is "Cool Digs: System Source literally has a museum in its workspace" by Carley Milligan.
https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/03/05/cool-digs-system-source-literally-has-a-musseum-in.html

Special Thanks to Bob Roswell, Maury Weinstein, and Tracey Maranto!

photo credit: Aubrey Quasney at System Source

System Source was featured on the Baltimore Business Journal website for our "cool" office space. The article is "Cool Digs: System Source literally has a museum in its workspace" by Carley Milligan.
https://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2018/03/05/cool-digs-system-source-literally-has-a-musseum-in.html

Special Thanks to Bob Roswell, Maury Weinstein, and Tracey Maranto!

photo credit: Aubrey Quasney at System Source

Take a second and look back on computer history. Lots of things happened this week…-----------------February 25, 1959 – ...
03/01/2018
What Happened Today, March 1st | This Day in History | Computer History Museum

Take a second and look back on computer history. Lots of things happened this week…
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February 25, 1959 – The APT (Automatically Programmed Tools) Language Is Demonstrated

February 26, 1996 – SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.) Buys Cray Research for $767 million.

February 27, 1976 – National Security Agency's IBM 7950 (aka the Harvest Computer System) Retires after operating after 14 years.

February 28, 1956 – MIT's Jay Forrester Receives Patent on his coincident current magnetic "Core" Memory (And in 2018, “Core Memories” became the Name of our Newsletter.)

February 29, 1860 – Herman Hollerith was Born and he is known for his tabulating machines that tabulated the US Census data in 1890. Later his Tabulating Machines Company formed together two others in 1914, creating C-T-R (Calculating, Tabulating, Recording) Co., which Thomas J. Watson, Sr took-over to form IBM Corporation.

March 1, 1960 – John McCarthy's LISP Programmer's Manual Released

March 2, 1993 – Japanese National Institute for Fusion Science’s supercomputer designed by NEC Corporation Competes with Cray Research Inc.’s supercomputers.

March 3, 1975 – Homebrew Computer Club holds first meeting in a garage in Menlo Park, California. Founders Fred Moore and Gordon French hosted about 30 microcomputer hobbyists, who spent the first meeting discussing the Altair.
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The above information was taken from The Computer History Museum, located in Mountain View, CA. They have a great web page for This Day in History, where you get discover more momentous computer events. http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/

But those East-Coasters who haven’t made it to California’s Computer History Museum, we invite you to come the System Source Computer Museum and see our Cray supercomputer, the Altair, and our various “tabulating machines” among many other computer artifacts.

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Thank you to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties for sharing. It was great to have you all and would ...
02/22/2018

Thank you to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties for sharing. It was great to have you all and would be glad to host you again. Happy to hear you had a great experience with us. :)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties System Source The System Source Computer Museum

On Friday, February 16th, eight Boys and Girls Clubs youth had the opportunity to visit the System Source Computer Museum in Hunt Valley. The museum is curated by Bob Roswell, one of the founders of System Source, and contains computing technology from as far back as before the 1st century BCE!

Club Members had the chance to learn coding in Squeak, as well as take apart their own computer! (And put it back together of course!). The day ended with their tour of the museum, which they all found to be the highlight of the evening.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford and Cecil Counties thanks System Source for their continued support of the clubs and for enriching our STEM-focused youth!

Over the past weekend, our Millionaire Calculator that we purchased back in 2016 was featured on Pawn Stars.An edited cl...
02/15/2018
System Source Computer Museum Photos

Over the past weekend, our Millionaire Calculator that we purchased back in 2016 was featured on Pawn Stars.

An edited clip is from the episode is: https://museum.syssrc.com/album/picture.php?/117/category/5

So as far as we know, we have the most (and only) famous calculator in America!

Some info on the calculator:
Swiss engineer Otto Steiger (1858-1923) invented the "Millionaire" — the first commercially successful machine based on the principle of direct multiplication — and patented it in 1893. It was manufactured and marketed by the Hans Egli Company of Zurich beginning in 1899. By the early 1900s, two thousand were in use, and the last of 4,655 "Millionaire" machines was sold in 1935. Ours was purchased by the Shawmut Mining Company in 1909.

https://museum.syssrc.com/artifact/early-computing/55/

To watch the full episode with a cable subscription:
http://www.history.com/shows/pawn-stars/season-13/episode-22

Hope you plan to see it in person soon!
The System Source Computer Museum is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on business days. We recommend a guided tour visit our website to make an appointment. All tours are free!

museum.syssrc.com

Core Memories - The System Source Computer Museum Newsletter - First Issue -
02/07/2018
Core Memories - The System Source Computer Museum Newsletter

Core Memories - The System Source Computer Museum Newsletter - First Issue -

Welcome to our first issue of Core Memories! We are excited to launch this newsletter to inform and inspire you on a bi-monthly basis with updates about our museum collection and events.  We signed you up for this newsletter because of your previous interest in the System Source Computer Museum...

On January 24, 1984, Apple announced the Macintosh computer's release. This "tiny computer" was a radical departure from...
01/24/2018

On January 24, 1984, Apple announced the Macintosh computer's release. This "tiny computer" was a radical departure from the larger Apple Lisa and other MS-DOS computers on the market.
We have many Apple computers on display at the museum for you to come see in person.
In the meantime, check out this great article "1984: The First Macs" by Daniel Knight and find out more.

http://lowendmac.com/1984/1984-the-first-macs/

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System Source Computer MuseumThe System Source Computer Museum is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on business days.We are a...
08/01/2017

System Source Computer Museum
The System Source Computer Museum is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on business days.
We are also open for private tours by appointment.
All tours are free! Come visit us today.

For information and to see photos of our collection visit:
https://museum.syssrc.com/

Front Entrance of System Source
08/01/2017

Front Entrance of System Source

Address

338 Clubhouse Rd
Hunt Valley, MD
21031

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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(410) 771-5544

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Starting in the mid-1980s, as part of his computer business, Bob Roswell began accumulating a surplus of unsold and unwanted computers that he knew he should keep around. As computing continued to advance through the 1980s and 1990s, Roswell took those computers and put them to new use: as historical exhibits within his business. Today, Roswell exhibits his extensive computer collection in his museum, which can be found at System Source Inc., a computer services company in Hunt Valley, Maryland operated by him and his business partner, Maury Weinstein.

Come on in for a tour! We are also open for private tours by appointment. All tours are free!

The System Source Computer Museum is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on business days.

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