The Computer Crypt

Unless otherwise noted, the Computer Crypt Gallery is composed of photos of machines in the Museum's own collections. Permission is granted for use of these materials for educational purposes if an appropriate acknowledgment is made. We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of Ron Fraser, Dan Berman, and Michael Thompson who provided the photographs. As with all materials at this site, we welcome suggestions, corrections and comments which may be directed to the Rector at

We hope that you enjoy your visit to the crypt, but we do ask you not to kick the skulls which you might occasionally find lying about, nor feed the rats. Thank you.

Computing Engines Collection

Microcomputer Gallery - The microcomputer gallery consists of computers that were originally designed for personal or office use, or are otherwise just small in general.

Large Systems Gallery - The large systems gallery consists of computers originally designed as servers, industrial controllers, large word-processing systems, batch processors, or are just physically large. They may be mini-, midi-, or mainframe systems.

Revels Gallery - Watch as the Reverend exorcises the Museum's computers, ridding them of the demons that you so lightly call "bugs." Unfortunately, our demons have a nasty habit of leaping to whichever computer is turned on. "Out evil demons! Out!!!" [whack] [whack] [click]

Mill Gallery - This gallery contains several internal and external pictures of the mill from as early as the 1880s, as well as the pond and streams which used to supply it with power.

Computers of Wang Gallery - Pictures of a number of different pieces of Wang equipment.

Computers of Britain Gallery -We have assembled a representative selection of small computers from the United Kingdom, and have placed them in a separate gallery.