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Drawings - DEC, PDP 8 Memory, 1967 Document Reg. No: HT 26766

Summary:
Master Drawing List and 25 sheets of drawings (electrical diagrams, flow diagrams, layouts) related to components of the PDP-8 Memory. The drawings were issued 29 November 1967.

The PDP-8 is a minicomputer manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), of Maynard, Massachusetts, U.S.A. It is considered to be the first commercially successful minicomputer.
Description:
26 sheets of paper printed in black ink with electrical symbols, diagrams and text. The cover sheet (Master Drawing List) has a list of the drawing sheets attached together with three metal staples on one edge. The drawing sheets have been folded in half.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Materials Science Division, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 445 mm (Height), 285 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Overall dimension is for folded folio of sheets. Single, unfolded sheet size is 562 mm width x 436 mm height.

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Tagged with: computers, drawings
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: minicomputers
Inscriptions: On top of cover sheet: " MASTER DRAWING LIST"
Inside drawing title block of cover sheet: " digital [corporate logo font] EQUIPMENT / CORPORATION / MAYNARD, MASSACHUSETTS", " PDP-8 MEMORY "
Manufacturer: Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Maynard, Massachusetts, United States of America, 1967
References: Background history of PDP-8 computer from "Old-Computers" website: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/computer.asp?st=1&;c=780 - Retrieved 15 Sep 2010
History of DEC company at "Computer History Museum" website: http://www.computerhistory.org/brochures/companies.php?company=com-42b9d67d9c350&;alpha=a-c - Retrieved 15 Sep 2010

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