Artifact Details

Title

LS-8 Lighting controller

Catalog Number

X1060.91

Type

Physical object

Date

1975

Manufacturer

Electronics Diversified, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number VT81A Embossed on a metal label on the rear of the terminal
Other number 0185868 Typed on a paper label on the card cage
Other number 3807517 Typed on a paper label on the front of the regulator board assembly
Other number M4702 VT8EA 02 05208 Embossed on a metal label on the rear of the terminal

Dimensions

overall: 45 in x 60 in x 30 in

Description

The first computer lighting controller to operate on Broadway in 1975 on the original production of "A Chorus Line". It incorporates a DEC PDP-8A, but is a stand-alone lighting controller. Consists of a pedestal desk on casters with PDP-8 chassis on the right, that includes 8" floppy disk drive, and 5 PC boards. On the top right left is the lighting control board with 120-channel selectors, 5 sliders, and misc. buttons. Detached video terminal on the top right side.

Category

Digital Computer: minicomputer

Credit

Gift of Gordon Pearlman

Lot Number

X1060.91