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DEC PDP-1 Collection

DEC PDP-1

The PDP-1 archive contains documents, photos, movies and music relating to Digital Equipment Corporation's groundbreaking PDP-1 computer. The launch of the PDP-1 (Programmed Data Processor-1) computer in 1959 marked a radical shift in the philosophy of computer design: it was the first commercial computer that focused on interaction with the user rather than the efficient use of computer cycles. It was also Digital Equipment Corporation's first computer.

 

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    Interior of PDP-1 computer showing rows of DEC System Building Blocks
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102618919
    PDP-1 computer
    Still Image, 1960 ca.
    102652239
    User interacting with an early Computer Aided Design (CAD) program running on a PDP-1 computer
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1962 ca.
    102652246
    New 30uf capacitor replacement by the DEC PDP-1 restoration team
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2004-03
    102663952
    PDP-1 power checklist written by the PDP-1 restoration team
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2004-05
    102663957
    X-ray image of high-voltage power supply for light pen from DEC PDP-1
    Computer History Museum
    Still Image, 2005-05
    102664943
    PDP-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1962 ca.
    102631245
    Dan Edwards and Peter Samson playing Spacewar! on the PDP-1 Type 30 display
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, ca. 1962
    102631264
    User at console of an ITT PDP-1 (ADX 7300)
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1962 ca.
    102649724
    Man working on PDP-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102631269
    The Tech Model Railroad Club
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102631219
    Three men working around PDP-1
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102631233
    Components for the TX-0 computer
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Lincoln Laboratory
    Still Image, 1950 ca.
    102631238
    PDP-1 computer system
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1964 ca.
    102618910
    PDP-1 operator console
    Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)
    Still Image, 1961 ca.
    102618922