TitleCromemco drawings and blueprints
DescriptionThese boxes contain approximately 65 rolled original documentation blueprints and drawings used by the donor for debugging the boards he designed for Cromemco in the late 1970s.
Curator Dag Spicer writes, "One of the key companies in the early personal computing era of the late 1970s and early 1980s was Cromemco, a two-man startup based in Mountain View, California. As a maker of add-on circuit boards for the popular hobbyist microcomputer the Altair 8800, at its peak in 1983 the company had over 500 employees and $55 million in sales. Cromemco was founded by Roger Melen and Harry Garland, two Stanford University PhD students, with Terry Walker as their lead engineer and designer. These drawings represent the engineering legacy of Cromemco as embodied in schematics, printed circuit board artwork, and mechanical drawings. Using these drawings, one could recreate all key Cromemco products."