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  • Collection: Digital Equipment Corporation

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A photo book that spans the time that DEC was active in the mills of Maynard. Pictures of people, equipment, construction and activities.

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A map of the origin and development of Digital Equipment Corporation from 1957 through 1986. The DEC Tree is an article that was published in the magazine "Computerworld" on September 24, 1986.

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An extra edition of the magazine all about DEC.

The Year of DEC

"We had a vision of computing we knew the world needed" - Ken Olsen

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Two black and white photos of the Spark Chamber Scanning System 2319.

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A black and white aerial view of the Maynard Mill Buildings/Digital Equipment Corp.

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The Global Newspaper for DIGITAL Employees commemorating 40 years of people, products, and services. Digital was part of Compaq at this time, 1998.

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Ad/poster shows a VAX-11/780 computer with the message "At Digital, we think a computer is only as good as the 14,000 service people who stand behind it."

Includes the tagline: "Digital - We change the way the world thinks."

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Publicity photo of the Memory Test Systems 2113 Core Memory Tester (built from DEC system modules.) A memory test computer was used to test the ferrite core memory modules in early general computers such as Whirlwind.

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Publicity photo of an early model of a Digital PDP-1 (Programmable Data Processor) computer. On table is a CRT display, control panel and paper tape reader.

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Publicity photo of the Memory Test Systems 1516 core memory tester (built from DEC system modules.) A memory test computer was used to test the ferrite core memory modules in early general computers such as Whirlwind.

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Circa 1960, Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) first products were a range of packaged logic circuit known as Digital Laboratory Modules. Built with discrete transistors the modules performed basic logic functions (e.g., clocks, pulse generators,…

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The PDP-4 was 18-bit machine intended to be a slower, cheaper alternative to the PDP-1; it was not considered commercially successful. All later 18-bit PDP machines (7, 9 and 15) were based on a similar, but enlarged instruction set, more powerful,…

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DEC's first 12-bit computer which introduced the instruction set that would later be expanded in the PDP-8. The PDP-5 had a memory capacity of 1,024 to 32,768 12-bit words (roughly 2KB-64KB). It was the first computer line in the industry with more…

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Used in physics laboratories the Spark Chamber Scanning System used television cameras to record the location of cosmic ray events within the spark chamber. This information was recorded on tape and then fed into an IBM computer for further…

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ONLINE was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities.

Only 1 issue from this year (October). If you have access to other months, please consider donating them…

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ONLINE was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities.

Only 3 issues from this year. If you have access to other months, please consider donating them to the…

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ONLINE was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities.

Only 3 issues from this year. If you have access to other months, please consider donating them to the…

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ONLINE was an internal newsletter for Digital employees, chronicling product announcements, personnel assignments, and employee activities.

Missing the September issue from this year. If you have access to it please consider donating it to the…