Place of manufacture for DEC equipment?
mark at wickensonline.co.uk
Sat May 2 03:11:31 CDT 2015
Very cool story Don! Thanks for sharing.
On 2 May 2015 at 02:30, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
> Ah! I see it, stamped "AG". Cool. Thanks! Neat backstory, sounds like a
> good time.
> On Fri, May 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM, Don North <north at alum.mit.edu> wrote:
> > On 5/1/2015 3:40 PM, Sean Caron wrote:
> >> How cool, thanks, Ian! Looks like my VAX herd is mostly from
> >> with a few from Westfield to round out the mix. I was curious about my
> >> 11/34 as well but I can't cursorily locate the serial tag on it. I'll
> >> to give it a more thorough once-over at some point ... Neat :O
> > Many of the PDP-11s in the 70s/80s were built in the DEC plants in Puerto
> > Rico (Aguadilla
> > and San German). DEC ran their own charter aircraft between Worcester and
> > Puerto Rico
> > back then that carried parts and people back and forth. If I recall it
> > a Lockheed Constellation
> > that had a big cargo bay amidship, and a small 6 to 8 cabin in the tail
> > the aircraft. When I
> > was with the DEC PDP-11 diagnostic group back inr the late 70s I went
> > to Aguadilla on
> > this aircraft to bring up the 11/60 diagnostics at the site for
> > manufacturing use. Days on the
> > floor helping debug issues in manufacturing, nites at the local bar on
> > beach. I just remember
> > the rats in the palm trees staring down at us while we drank and ate. And
> > of course snorkling
> > at the beach when the weekend came.
> > I believe on many of the inspection stickers you might see AG (Aguadilla)
> > or SG (San German)
> > and WF (Westfield, MA which did final assembly).
> > Don
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