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PDP-8 Series #18 At SMECC Museum

 

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   A  Dec photo - shows  cards better!

 

Registry of Straight 8 -  The  first model of PDP-8.

 

PDP-8 Serial #18 Table top model. Resides at SMECC Museum purchased surplus  from Stanford University
in the mild 1980s by Ed Sharpe at Computer Exchange Inc. Contributed to SMECC  1994
Unit is  very pretty physically but  requires  electronic restoration.

PDP-8 Serial ? Rack model - blue rack missing front desk. This unit is in  storage at SMECC  Museum.  This was a gift /trade?  from  Briar Spivey Federated Consultants in the early 1980s to Ed Sharpe at Computer Exchange Inc. Contributed to SMECC  1994.
Unit is  complete physically but  requires  electronic restoration.

Hi Ed. I have a PDP-8 (straight 8) serial number, 365. Last, I have PDP-5 serial number 58. Not a PDP-8 but it was it's precursor.
All are located in Santa Cruz, CA Bob Rosenbloom www.decmuseum.org

 

Registry of PDP-  8S -  The  second model of PDP-8.


 

PDP-8  S/N (to be determined) in storage at  SMECC Museum purchased surplus  from ?
in the mild 1980s by Ed Sharpe at Computer Exchange Inc. Contributed to SMECC  1994


S/N 127, Table Top, running, Sold on eBay 07/2003 for more than $3,000.




Rhode Island Computer Museum
S/N 149, partially running
https://sites.google.com/a/ricomputermuseum.org/home/Home/equipment/dec-pdp-8s-4




David Larsen <floydlcfgroup@gmail.com>
S/N 303, Rack Mount, needs restoration.
Has a second one.
I think that one or both of these may have new homes.


Both do have new homes. I have one of them:

Lyle Bickley
S/N 203, Desktop, Restored, Runs, Passes all DEC PDP-8/S Diagnostics,
runs Focal, etc.



Vincent Slyngstad <v.slyngstad@frontier.com>
S/N 381, Table top, needs restoration
PT08 #450.




S/N 566, Table Top, running, used to belong to Kevin Stumpf

Rhode Island Computer Museum
S/N 517, Rack Mount, running, PT08B, PC01, PC02, PC03
https://sites.google.com/site/ricmwarehouse/Home/equipment/pdp-8s




Rhode Island Computer Museum
S/N 537, needs restoration
Came with 4k core in an OMD8S. Data Break is in the OMD8S.
https://sites.google.com/site/ricmwarehouse/Home/equipment/pdp-8s




Rhode Island Computer Museum
S/N 857, Table top, needs restoration
Mice ate some of the wires on the core memory stack.
https://sites.google.com/site/ricmwarehouse/Home/equipment/pdp-8s




Goodwill Computer Museum
S/N 752, Rack Mount, Nicely restored and running on display
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mightyohm/5334436698/
Don't know where this one is now.




Ethan Dicks
Needs restoration




Tekniska museet in stockholm
Table top version
http://www.tekniskamuseet.se/download/18.689e694f125720d4ec480001504/Datorer+p%C3%A5+TM.pdf




Computermuseum der Fakultšt Informatik
S/N 862, Table Top, running
Designing a Teletype interface
http://computermuseum.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/dev_en/pdp8s/index.html
Previously owned by:
Ulrich N Fierz
Telecommunication Engineering Services
Zurichbergstrasse 203
CH-8044 Zurich
Switzerland




Living Computer Museum
Two, unrestored
http://www.LivingComputerMuseum.org




Computer History Museum
One, static display
http://www.computerhistory.org




Max Burnet
Hon Sec - Melbourne University Alumni - Sydney branch
Archivist - Hornby Railway Collectors Assoc of Aust Inc
Managing Director - BACK Pty Ltd
Burnet Antique Computer Knowhow Pty Ltd
PO Box 847 Pennant Hills NSW 1715
138 Boundary Road Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Phone 02 9484 6772  Mobile 0412 124 006
Email  mburnet@bigpond.net.au




Table top 8/S           759     on static display in my home office, pic
enclosed.
Table top 8/S           588     in storage
Rack mounted 8/S        ?       in storage, might be restorable because it
still has its power supply and cabinet.

One in Ottawa

Michael Thompson


 

Mike -  tmfdmike@gmail.com says - I have one, restored, was running when stored but not powered up in
some considerable time.

Serial number unknown; IIRC correctly the tag with the serial number
was missing so may remain unknown.

Obtained from a collector called Erik in... Netherlands I think, circa
2004... who got it from John Bradatanu... IIRC I traded a TU56, a
pdp-8/L, and some other bits, for the 8/S and a working VT05.. see pic
on this page:

http://www.corestore.org/coremove.htm

Pics on that page are interesting, as it's the only time around 90% of
the DEC portion of the Corestore collection has all been lined up and
visible in the same place at the same time!

Oh 8/m has been discussed in front panel talk... here's a nice pic of
mine: http://www.corestore.org/pdp8m-1.jpg

Mike

 

Hi Ed.

I would like to add a few machines to your "registry" at smecc.org.

I also have an 8/S, serial number 270. It's the one from David Larson
listed as serial number 303 (that number is the backplane logic number)
Rack Mount, non-original power supply (though the correct DEC supply,
just not the system's original one). I had it fully running,
there's a youtube video of it, but it now has a memory select logic
problem. I'll get to it again someday....

Last, I have PDP-5 serial number 58. Not a PDP-8 but it was it's precursor.

All are located in Santa Cruz, CA Bob Rosenbloom www.decmuseum.org
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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