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PDP-8 Front Panel

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This record contains one Data Processor PDP-8 front panel. The front of the panel has the manufacturer's name printed across the top. The model type and number is printed on the upper right hand corner on the front of the panel. There are several different fields with indicator lights on the front of the panel. There are orange and white switches on the front of the panel, beneath the indicator lights. There are two metal locks on either side of the front panel, beneath the switches, one is labeled "Power" and the other is labeled "Panel Lock". On the back of the panel there is a circuit board attached with four screws. There are various components and wires. There is a metal plate beneath the circuit board, with various components and wires, which attach to the circuit board. The back of the two locks are visible on the back of the panel, these are connected to the metal plate and the circuit board.


Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)


overall: 10 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in


I/O/console / panel


Gift of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

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