I received this PDP8S minicomputer from a fellow collector in 1990 and it has remained unopened for all these years. Desiring to focus on the historical microcomputers I have found new homes for most of my minicomputers. It was now time to open the box for the very first time. My friend Clement Pierre Lewis visiting from Dominica helped open the box and make the video. The computer and box weight about 100 lbs so it was a two person effort. It was fun to open the box - sort of like early Christmas and I am very pleased with the condition of the computer.
A video opening the box with PDP8S inside - This was fun
The computer is about 50 years old so it was it has
been in this box for 1/2 of its existence. The wooden
box is rare these day so maybe I should keep it as
example of how it was shipped in the old days.
The PDP8S computer is in good condition and
has interface cables to attach to a peripheral
device. Computer made by Digital Equipment
Not room for one more card in the computer and it
appears to be in very good condition.
The core memory stack consisting of
4k of 12 bit words.
The computer is self contained in a small cabinet
with built in power supplies.
"By David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector Historian
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