pull-out console tables Re: General Automation SPC 16 on eBay

steven at malikoff.com steven at malikoff.com
Sat Oct 12 17:31:31 CDT 2019

> There's a cheap General Automation SPC 16/45 on eBay that someone needs
> to get. It's for pickup only
> in Royal Oak, MI otherwise I would go for it. Includes a disk drive.
> Looks like it needs to be gone in a week.
> See:
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/General-Automation-1972-SPH-45-16-Minicomputer-Console/323932770200?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
> Bob

One other interesting thing I recall with the SPC-16 was that it had a < 1RU-high pull-out
table for putting a manual on when toggling. IIRC this is the grey panel/bar immediately
below the console as shown in the eBay photos.

It seemed a really great idea but I've not seen any similar programmer console benches in
other 70s minicomputers, although a 1978 DEC catalog I have shows they had one available
as part no. A-H950-G for the H960. The line drawing seems to show it folds down rather than
slides in like the GA one.

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