Artifact Details

Title

Control box for parachute contest

Catalog Number

102749588

Type

Still image

Date

1962-08-09

Publisher

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Identifying Numbers

File number 867 DEC identification number

Format

Negative

Description

There is 1 negative showing a small "black box" with 3 push button switches. There is a Digital logo above the switches and labels below. The labels are in English, French and Russian and read "Time", "Penalty" and "Total Loss". The inner most envelope is labled "control for parachute records 8/9/62"
In August 1962 a PDP-1 was used in the judging of a parachute contest in Orange Mass. Button boxes tike the one in the picture were used by the judges to enter their results.

Category

Publicity photograph

Collection Title

Digital Equipment Corporation records

Series Title

Still images: Negatives

Credit

Gift of Hewlett-Packard Company

Lot Number

X2675.2004