Retro Reproduction 2

Jay Jaeger cube1 at
Fri Oct 23 22:40:16 CDT 2015

On 10/23/2015 10:37 PM, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> On 10/23/2015 6:43 PM, Mike Ross wrote:
>> 1. A replacement perspex for a pdp-12; damaged in shipping :-(
> If you mean the plexiglass for the console, I might be able to help with
> that.  I thought at one point I was going to get an entire PDP-12 from
> U. Wisconsin Comm. Arts, but when I showed up on the appointed day, it
> had been dismantled - but I did get the backplanes with cards, and the
> console, more or less intact, and the VR14 - just no racks or power
> supply, RK05's (including their controller) or TU56.   [I later obtained
> and still have an entire PDP-12].  Unlike sending a DG terminal to NZ or
> OZ, I suspect this would be more  manageable.
> The IBM 1401 and 1410 and many other machines had plastic display panels
> at various places - and even the main console - that allowed a lamp to
> shine through at the desired places in front of lights, not unlike what
> DEC did.

D'oh - Mike, you had already described what the 1401 and 1410 had to a
"T" - holes for individual lamps, with red or off-white display words
that shone through.


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