Another pdp-8 auction at 25k

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at
Tue Jul 19 22:40:10 CDT 2016

On Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 11:21 PM, Sam O'nella <barythrin at> wrote:
> Did someone already post this other pdp-8 auction?

This PDP-8/i has been up at this price for some time.  This might or
might not be the original auction, but it's been around for a while.

> Same semi-ridiculous starting price as other straight 8 but i honestly don't
> know enough about PDP to know what this is or if its not a straight version.

It says in the auction (and on the front panel) that it's a PDP-8/i.
It's from approx 1968, and has TTL innards, not transistors.  It also
has a quantity of addons.

> Seems like a museum piece though although perhaps all of you PDP collectors have a similar setup :-)

My 4K PDP-8/i does not have any TU55 drives.  I'd call the TC08 and 4
drives unusual.

This unit could fire up OS/8 from DECtape, but it would be tight on RAM.


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