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Drawings - DEC, PDP 8 Memory, 1967 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
|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.|
|Tagged with:||computers, drawings|
|Themes this item is part of:||Information & Communication Collection|
|Primary Classification:||COMPUTING & CALCULATING|
|Secondary Classification:||Digital Computing|
|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|
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