Signed photos are available from my agent for those that want one :)
Thanks Bob, I guess I forgot to share myself, seems such a long time ago that it happened now - filmed in Dec 2019. The film crew were at the museum all day for my parts of the TV programme, plus one of our museum trustees and over 3 hours with me. Lots of chat and machine time on the cutting floor!
I actually had to fix the machine between takes as the printer refused to print when we first tried it. Turned out to be rust on the photo sense wheel on the printer.
The museum's machine was assembled and commissioned in Greenock, hence the inclusion in the programme.
The 360 was not originally planned to be filmed, but a week before they were at the museum, I discovered a machine tag indicating part of the 360 was also made in Greenock. I mentioned this to the documentary crew when they arrived at the museum, and they decided late in the day they wanted to film it. A quick call to Adam and with it only being 20 mins from the museum, it was arranged and they were there for over 2 hours.
One correction, the 360 restoration is a private venture, there is no association with the museum. Adam and Chris own this German eBay purchase (yes that is where it was found) I'm just helping due to my IBM knowledge. They, like me, are volunteers at TNMOC museum, and I have known them both for many years, but they are less frequent at the museum now as they have a company to run. The eBay listing was very vague in its description, saying it was an puma computer (due to having a large puma sticker on it) and no mention of 360. When I saw the listing it had the IBM model numbers for some of the parts and I recognised it as not one but 2 complete 360 systems. I said to Adam and Chris, they had to try and get it, and they funded the purchase... it was an auction and was bought for €4500 euro ($5400).
COVID has scuppered our time on the machine... We last worked on it in March 2020, just under a year ago. Very frustrating.
We will be putting a call out for info at some point. We thought we had a load of manuals and logic diagrams for it that was included, but it turns out 90% are for a 370 system the owners had - the job lot actually included 2 almost complete 360/20 systems (blue and red) with a yellow 370 partly stripped processor cabinet and a stripped card reader desk.
Many years of restoration fun ahead for the 3 of us plus a few more team members
I hope everyone is keeping safe and well.