45 years after it was first created, Livermore Data Systems' "Model A" Acoustic Coupler Modem finally gets hooked up to the Internet, and travels to the World Wide Web at a whopping 300 baud.

The slow, yet beautiful, modem is encased in a hand-carved box with brass buckles and leather handles, and was given to Casey, aka Phreakmonkey, by the widow of a retired IBM engineer. Instead of handing it over to a museum though, Phreakmonkey instead decided to share his retro toy with all you gadgetheads via YouTube. Enjoy. [YouTube via RetroThing via DVice]