DEC Computer Lab for sale

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Thu Jun 3 17:16:06 CDT 2021

On 5/30/21 10:42 AM, Vincent Slyngstad via cctalk wrote:
> The mini-banana works OK, and I don't know of anything better that is still 
> available.  A hundred of them (50 patch cables) won't be cheap.
> The photos get a little bigger if you click them.  Those bits of stamped 
> brass or whatever they are made of were probably pennies each.

That's interesting, I just dug out my 1962 DEC modules handbook (which 
appears to pre-date the H-500 by a few years) and they were using banana 
plugs for connections between their modules at that point in time. I wonder 
why they changed - purely cost reasons?

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