Computer Machinery Corporation?

Allison ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Fri Sep 16 17:52:46 CDT 2005


>
>Subject: Computer Machinery Corporation?
>   From: Tom Jennings <tomj at wps.com>
>   Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:14:14 -0700 (PDT)
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts Only" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>
>Up at Apex today, this is what I saw, part 1:
>
>http://wps.com/temp/CMC1.jpg
>http://wps.com/temp/CMC2.jpg
>http://wps.com/temp/CMC3.jpg
>
>It's a 12-bit machine, but big odd non-DEC-looking boards. It's
>7400 TTL, with 1974 and 1973 dated-coded chips.
>
>Both machines are ruined. Sacked in mud, probably for a decade.
>Little rust though, looks like damp, then blown-in dust or silt.
>Boards are possibly recoverable.
>
>No memory or any accessories within 10 feet, I think they were
>buried under junk and just unearthed (Don is going through the
>yard).
>
>The switch register is 12 bits, and a LINK light, so I assume
>it's a pdp8 clone. Could be wrong of course.

Thats exactly what it is, a PDP-8e (work alike) clone. It's been 
a while since I'd seen one. 

A good washing and maybe new switches and I bet it's salvagable.

Allison




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