Artifact Details

Title

PDC-808, serial #1

Catalog Number

102676935

Type

Physical object

Date

1968

Manufacturer

Computer Automation, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Deprecated CHM identification number 500002004 Object converted from loan to a gift.

Dimensions

overall: 8 in x 17 in x 17 in; wood base: 1 in x 24 in x 24 in

Description

Model 808 was initially named the Programmable Digital Controller - Model PDC 808 - because of the 'fear" of computers at the time (circa 1968). See loan file for additional information on the history of this computer per its lender Dave Methvin, founder of Computer Automation.

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer

Credit

Gift of Dave Methvin

Lot Number

X7476.2015