Artifact Details


DECstation 3100 Computer

Catalog Number



Physical object




Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Model number PM20A-CB Located on the back, stamped.
Other number 7654 3210 Located on the back, printed on a plastic white label.
Other number CPUKN01 Located on the bottom, printed on a sticker.
Other number Series S BA42A Located on the bottom, printed on a sticker.
Serial number AB949035K0 Located on the back, printed on a sticker.


overall: 4 in x 18 1/4 in x 15 1/2 in


This record contains one computer. On the front there is a Digital Equipment Corporation logo and the DEC Station 3100 title next to it in raised lettering. There are vents on the sides. On the back left, there is a symbol for a SCSI connector. There is a connector beneath the symbol. There is an Ethernet connector, a LAN connector, a keyboard connector, a mouse connector, a subminiature D-shaped monitor connector, a proprietary connector for a printer, and some kind of parallel interface connector. There are two power connectors on the right of the back side, input and output power connectors. There is a on/off switch. The label for Digital is also on the back, along with various product information. There is also a reset button on the back. On the top, there is a handwritten note in red ink, "SCRAP." The bottom has a sticker that has product information on it.


Digital computer/workstation