Artifact Details

Title

PDP-8/a minicomputer

Catalog Number

102733545

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1975

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place Manufactured

Maynard, Mass., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number H967-BA On a metal manufacturer's label at the top of the back of the unit.
Other number RX01 On a plastic label affixed to the top left of the floppy disk drive on the front of the unit.
Serial number NN80026221N On a metal manufacturer's label at the top of the back of the unit.

Dimensions

overall: 50 in x 21 5/8 in x 37 1/2 in

Description

This unit is a single computer cabinet containing the PDP8/a CPU, memory and dual RX01 floppy disk drives. On the front of the unit, the floppy disk drives are at the top. Below them is a control panel with several indicator light (e.g., "ADDRS" and "RUN") as well as a 4 x 5 arrangement of buttons (e.g., "BOOT" and "DISP"). Below this is another control panel with power-related indicators (e.g., "DC OK" and "RUN") and flip switches (e.g., "BOOT" and "On Off DC"). There is a large paper label stuck to the left side of the unit with most fields empty. It reads: "Interplant use only; Ship to: SYSTEM; From: Attn:; to: Stockroom no:; Transfer sheet no:; Contents: 2 skips; Total No. of containers:; Digital (DEC logo)."

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer