pdp8/e frontpanel lamps
hachti at hachti.de
Sun Oct 25 19:11:14 CDT 2009
>> (I have another box with lamps for RK05 etc. They have the part number
>> on the box and "OL-1" directly on the lamps.)
> Now *those* are much rarer, and are the correct ones for the 8/i.
Are they? Perhaps the PDP-10 uses them in their header panels? If that's
the case, I could harvest some from the system in Kiel - it will never
run again, and I've been given the advice to harvest lamps by the DEC
guy where I got my lamps. In fact he is the man who serviced that
particular system. And he gave me the advice while handing me a lamp
pulling tool... So if those lamps are really rare and could get into
use, I could try to negotiate the harvest.
> If I am remembering correctly, they seemed to have the usual corporate
> amnesia about obsolete products and referred me to their US distributor,
> Wamco. Wouldn't hurt to ask someone else within the company, though.
Hm... Did you ask there?
> They should be. I have some spare OL-2, but would happily trade a few
> for OL-1 :-).
Hm. I have 26 OL-1. And 80+ OL-2... Wouldn't it better to find some lamps?
I wonder what I used to replace lamps on the pdp8/l - I have completed
at least one front panel. Ah, oh, I think I took them from another 8/l
that's completely in pieces.
So if the 8/i uses the OL-1 lamps, the 8/l probably does as well. In
that case I would also be very interested to get some more of those.
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