Artifact Details

Title

PDP-8F computer

Catalog Number

102732863

Type

Physical object

Date

1972

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place Manufactured

San German, P.R.

Identifying Numbers

Model number PDP8F On both the front and back of the object
Other number 115V On the back of the object
Other number PR03 00773 On the back of the object

Dimensions

overall: 10 1/2 in x 19 in x 23 in

Description

The object is a computer (with no case) that is mounted on slider rails for rack mounting. It has 9 circuit boards. On the front of the object are 21 toggle switches (11 are light orange (one is missing) and 10 are dark orange). Sample labels on the front include ADDR LOAD, ESTD ADDR LOAD, DATA CONT, and BRK PGM. Two power cords are attached to the back of the object. A maintenance tag on the back contained the date 8/15/73.

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer