Artifact Details

Title

Photomultiplier tube from light pen used on the PDP-1, removed during PDP-1 restoration project

Catalog Number

102664948

Type

Still Image

Date

2005-05

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, Calif., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

other number DEC PDP-1

Dimensions

507 KB

Format

Electronic image

Description

This is a color digital image of a photomultiplier tube from a light pen used on the PDP-1. The tube is resting on an air bubble wrap used for packing materials. Stamped on the tube in brown ink is "931A" and is surrounded by an octagonal shaped symbol. The RCA brand logo is also stamped on the tube as well.

Category

Digital Image; Digital photograph; Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

PDP-1 (Computer); Digital Computer Corporation (DEC)

Credit

Created by the Computer History Museum PDP-1 restoration team

Lot Number

X3509.2006