Front Panel Update

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at
Tue Jun 9 02:58:47 CDT 2015

DEC was very keen on its OEM business and if the order was big enough 
would allow some variation in colours but would not allow the dec logo 
to be removed or changed.

Whilst not for a pdp 8.  I do have a  front panel label with both 
digital and REUTERS on it

The 8/f has a white border with logo header and the model number centre 
right on the panel
The lamp area legend lines also differ.

Thanks to one or two good inputs I have identified that the 8/e had at 
least two variants.
What I call the B type had different angles on the switch indicator 
lines and vertical lines
dividing up the groups of lamps into threes. If you want a B type let me 


On 09/06/2015 05:39, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 08, 2015 at 04:38:15PM -0700, Vincent Slyngstad wrote:
>> From: Rod Smallwood: Monday, June 08, 2015 11:28 AM
>>> Theres an 8/f which replaced the 8/e and has a similar front panel
>>> with extra markings
>> I hate to mention it, but I believe that the rotary switch on the
>> 8/E panels was replaced at some point with one that has a different
>> number of degrees per "click".  So it would also be necessary to
>> match the artwork to the rotary switch.
> Correct, there is also some additional differences with the
> white "frames" arround the rotary switch.
> Additionally the colour is darker on one of them.
> I have both, if you want I can make a more detailed comparison.
> Then there is the production site. Perhaps the you should put
> your hometown on yours to make them distinct from the originals.
> /P

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