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

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.
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:;c=780 - Retrieved 15 Sep 2010
History of DEC company at "Computer History Museum" website:;alpha=a-c - Retrieved 15 Sep 2010

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