Tim Shoppa tshoppa at
Tue Jan 20 14:54:53 CST 2009

Francesca writes:
> Anyone know what this puppy is ??

We always called the SB-11 the "Shoebox 11" in our lab, it may have
even been the official name. Very small PDP-11 Q-bus system. I think
they were in some 70's or very early 80's DECDirect catalogs.

> Also in that dir is a weirdo custom ?? VT100 with a tiny 4 inch screen. I am 
> guessing this all prob sat in some rack at one time.

Ah, those are very interesting pictures. I'm pretty sure the CRT and cage
and PCB are Ball Brothers units, can you look for stickers with their name?
Ball Brothers made CRT+deflection circuitry+ flyback modules used in
other equipment, and at one point I even had
an IMSAI cabinet with backplane and a Ball Brothers CRT incorporated into
the front panel.


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