Artifact Details

Title

DEC Industrial 8

Catalog Number

102733422

Type

Physical object

Date

1968

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 01.05060 Foil label on frame top inside center.

Dimensions

overall: 71 1/2 in x 41 in x 29 1/4 in

Description

Object is a dual rack-mount cabinet. In the left side are mounted an RK-05 disk drive and a "DECASSETTE" dual cassette tape drive. The right side contains terminal strips and cables and one small card cage.

Attached to the object is a DEC quotation statement reading in part, "Industrial N811-BA Computer System Comprised [sic] of the Following: PDP8-E, 16K C.; Power Fail Detect & Auto Restart; Real Time Crystal Clock; Bootstrap loader for cassettes; RK8-E Disk Pack Storage System, 1.6 Million Words; TA8DEC Cassette System, Dual Drives; Console Terminal, VT05B-AA, 2400 Baud; UDC Controller and First DD02 File; OS/8 With Industrial BASIC Software; LA36-CA, DECWriter II, 30cps; KL8-JA, Asynchronous Serial Line Interface for use with item 3 above."

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer

Credit

Gift of Compaq Computer Corporation

Lot Number

X7422.2015