Place of manufacture for DEC equipment?
north at alum.mit.edu
Fri May 1 19:00:24 CDT 2015
On 5/1/2015 3:40 PM, Sean Caron wrote:
> How cool, thanks, Ian! Looks like my VAX herd is mostly from Albuquerque,
> with a few from Westfield to round out the mix. I was curious about my
> 11/34 as well but I can't cursorily locate the serial tag on it. I'll have
> to give it a more thorough once-over at some point ... Neat :O
Many of the PDP-11s in the 70s/80s were built in the DEC plants in Puerto Rico
and San German). DEC ran their own charter aircraft between Worcester and Puerto
back then that carried parts and people back and forth. If I recall it was a
that had a big cargo bay amidship, and a small 6 to 8 cabin in the tail of the
aircraft. When I
was with the DEC PDP-11 diagnostic group back inr the late 70s I went down to
this aircraft to bring up the 11/60 diagnostics at the site for manufacturing
use. Days on the
floor helping debug issues in manufacturing, nites at the local bar on the
beach. I just remember
the rats in the palm trees staring down at us while we drank and ate. And of
at the beach when the weekend came.
I believe on many of the inspection stickers you might see AG (Aguadilla) or SG
and WF (Westfield, MA which did final assembly).
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