: Unknown Intel blinkenlight panel circa 1973

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Sun Jun 14 15:01:05 CDT 2020

On Sun, Jun 14, 2020, 12:46 PM ED SHARPE via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

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> Dec and dg?  Dunno. A guess
> ....   ed smecc
> On Sunday, June 14, 2020 Joshua Rice via cctalk <Rice43 at btinternet.com;
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hi all.
> I recently bought a mystery blinkenlight panel. Closer inspection reveals
> it was manufactured by Intel in the early 70’s (1973), and some people on
> the book of faces suggested it was part of a “device multiplexer”(?)
> I’m 95% confident it’s not strictly a “computer” blinkenlight panel, but
> rather an attached device, but that still hasn’t helped me narrow down what
> exactly it was from.
> I’ve not seen any early Intel stuff as rack-mount, so i’m wondering if it
> was a prototype, or maybe a piece of internal/non-commercial hardware for
> Intel's own use.
> I’m hoping someone here might be able to shed some light on this mystery.
> Pictures: https://imgur.com/gallery/lD74oSy <
> https://imgur.com/gallery/lD74oSy>
> Thanks in advance.
> Josh Rice

Its reminiscent of a similar looking front panel here


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