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This clock's disk platter is from a "disk pack" used in the early 1960s on IBM 2311 Disk Drives.

The disk platter's original surface has been beautifully transformed into an awesome patina earned from some 5 years of use and 45 years of storage!

Mounted in the center of the clock is an acrylic contained comparison of this vintage platter's storage capability versus today's platter. The storage and cost statistics are rather astonishing! See the comparison below:

This rare, vintage"disk platter" from the 1960s was grouped into a "disk pack" that usually contained 6, 14 inch platters. This platter could hold about 1.5 megabytes. In 2009, a single platter could hold about 500,000 megabytes and was physically, 4 times smaller !

1 Platter Capacity:.........1960'S.....Today
Photos..............................3.........1,000,000 or
Songs...............................0.........45,455
Size................................14"........3.5"
Cost/MB............. ....$2,057.......$.005

This is a wall clock that is 14" in diameter with 1/8" raised golden clock numbers mounted on circuit board sections for an awesome contrast.

Artist signed and numbered "Certificate of Authenticity."

Get one for the serious collector as these platters are very scarce.

Vintage 1960s IBM Disk Platter Aged to Patina Perfection. Now a Wall Clock, Fewer and Fewer Exist Each Day.

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ibm disk platter, raised golden clock numbers, quartz clock movement, metal clock hands, aa battery, circuit board
  • Feedback: 406 reviews
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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