Artifact Details

Title

Printed circuit board

Catalog Number

102729387

Type

Physical object

Date

1973

Manufacturer

Atari

Identifying Numbers

Other number 8755 Written in black on the component side at the bottom
Other number 90100 Etched on the board on the component side at the top
Other number ATARI 3-28-73 Etched on the board on the component side at the top
Other number PONG SYZYGY E Etched on the board on the component side at the top

Dimensions

overall: 1 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 16 in

Description

This object is an Arcade Pong Rev E printed circuit board. Features include a large silver capacitor at the bottom and a black toggle switch. A return tag ("returned by Valley Dist") has been attached to the object. Quoting from the 26 Feb 2010 letter from the donor: "The Space Race Arcade Board was our second arcade video game and was designed and built in 1973. It is a production board and features a diode array used as a simple ROM to generate one half of a space ship. I have had it in my possession since it was built."

Category

Game

Credit

Gift of Al Alcorn

Lot Number

X5633.2010