Front Panel Tech Note 2

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Mon Jun 15 02:10:29 CDT 2015

Hi Rod

I'm sorry I haven't replied sooner, you are not forgotten. It is just 
that my second 8/e was much harder to reach than I had hoped for. (I'm 
shipping out a set of computers that are in the way).

DOH! I just recalled.. I have pictures online, these are my machines:

Type A:

Type B:

As you see, the Type A, which I believe is older, has straight switch 
position lines, no dividers and a "box" arround the switch.

The Type B has angled switch position lines, dividers, but no box 
arround the switch.

Type B has noticably less saturated colors.

I can take better pictures of the Type B panel which is accessible, but 
I'm not sure it will help.


On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 10:46:47PM +0100, Rod Smallwood wrote:
>  Hi Pontus
>       Please define which two  the colours differ between.
>       Is the current version with the vertical switch position correct?
>       If that is the case then the other one with angled switch position
>       lines and dividers between groups of lamps must differ.
>      The two colours are referred to as Amber and Terra Cotta.
>      If they differ then they must have different names.
>     As I am a bit colour blind the matching is done by our two
> screen printing
>     ladies who are art graduates and qualified colourists.
>    (in general females have better colour vision)
>      If you have an example of a Type B ( angled switch position
> lines and dividers)
>      that shows the difference in colour I'd really like a copy
> before we ship any type B
>     Rod
> On 11/06/2015 08:01, Pontus Pihlgren wrote:
> >The color is quite different between the two. I can take comparative
> >photos, but I suppose it will be quite meaningless as a guide.
> >
> >/P
> >
> >On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 06:47:25AM +0100, Rod Smallwood wrote:
> >>Asof now I know of two variations
> >>
> >>     1,    Selector switch positions 1 and 6  lines can be vertical
> >>or at an angle to the vertical
> >>
> >>     2,    Vertical divider between groups of three lamps
> >>
> >>Anybody seen an 8/e panel with anything else?
> >>
> >>Rod
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>

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