DEC banner panel

allison ajp166 at
Mon Dec 26 15:51:22 CST 2016

On 12/26/2016 04:14 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 9:07 PM, Paul Koning <paulkoning at> wrote:
>>> On Dec 26, 2016, at 4:03 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at> wrote:
>>>> ...
>>> I hadn't realised that they were printed on aluminium. Ouch!. I also
>>> don't know how they are fixed to the plastic header panel, my plastic
>>> panel is 'empty' and I don't see any adhesive residue. Maybe some
>>> kind of double-sided tape?
>> No, the aluminum is adhesive-backed (with a rather potent adhesive).
>> It's similar to what you see in serial number plates on machinery.  I
>> have somewhere a PDP-11 banner plate by itself, with the wax paper
>> backing covering the adhesive still in place.  If your plastic bracket is
>> clean looking, it may never have had the panel stuck to it in the first
>> place.
> Odd...The chap who gave me the rack removed the panel (and the fan,
> and the stabiliser feet) for transport and gave me a box with them in. He
> commented that as I was putting a PDP8e in it, I'd probably not want the
> banner that was there (I am pretty sure that the original contents of this
> H960 was some kind of PDP11 system).
> Anyway, spend the day cleaning dust off parts, stripping the fan and power
> controller, etc. I did not notice any adhesive residue on the plastic header
> panel. And I think I would have done.
> So perhaps the header was blank, or the banner just pushed in (perhaps
> somebody forgot to remove the backing paper...).
> -tony

Sounds like the banner plate for my 11T (Qbus 11 in a 50inch rack) the
banner holder was such that it could slid in from the end if you took
off the plastic end stop.  It has the PDP-11 in in the older reds scheme
on thin maybe .040" aluminium.


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