Dear Modem from 1964, Welcome to the Internet

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]

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