Artifact Details

Title

DECwriter III

Catalog Number

102733634

Type

Physical object

Date

1978

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Identifying Numbers

Model number LA-120 Handwritten in blue ink on a white sticker label in the right corner above the keyboard.
Other number 03072 Handwritten in blue ink on a white sticker label in the right corner above the keyboard.
Other number PN42852 Handwritten in blue ink on a white sticker label in the right corner above the keyboard.

Dimensions

overall: 37 in x 27 in x 24 in

Description

Part of Bank of America's Financial Application Services system used as a central (San Francisco) message switch for the bank's money transfer network. The object is a DECwriter III with an 120 CPS printer with an English-language, qwerty keyboard. There are several stickers beneath the printer. The first reads, "FAS II." The Second sticker reads, "To Get A Boot Prompt..." followed by instructions. The final sticker has descriptive information and numbers. Written on a piece of paper taped to the top of the object is "126 MIDDLE BAY" indicating a former location within museum storage. The whole unit is mounted on a black metal base, which contains the printer's electronics.

Category

I/O/teleprinter/terminal

Credit

Gift of Bank of America

Lot Number

X1744.1999