On 3/29/15 10:28 AM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
The Ridge 32 looks pretty cool, but what drew my
attention was the box
sitting next to it--a Houdaille mini. I'm familiar with the Houdaille
Strippit turret punches and have a few floppies from them.
Do you know what the box you have was used for?
It's a rebadged PDP-8/L from
late 1969. The guy I got it from says it
was used until the mid-2000s for creating paper tapes that drove CNC
machines. It came with an ASR-33 teletype, its only peripheral, so I
assume the ASR was used for punching the tapes.
After a few small repairs it's running fine, I still need to get the
ASR-33 working properly (still having trouble with the reader-run
control, and everything needs to be cleaned.)
I have more pictures of it here: