Re: DEC Serial number - date of manufacture
- From: "R.A.Omond" <Roy.Omond@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:41:21 +0100
On 15/07/2010 14:36, Ted Allwood wrote:
So, according to the page the single digit after the factory code is
the year of manufacture, in your case '0' so it's either 1990 or 2000
week 45 - which one should be obvious from the model.
Thanks for the link. Interesting to see the list of sites
AY = Ayr, Scotland
GA = Galway, Ireland
Both of the above are familiar prefixes. This site (University of Leeds,
UK) had many Vax/microVax from Ayr. We also had a Vax 11/780 s/n
GA000020 - sadly
I never kept the serial number plate when it was scrapped.
Looking through some old records I see that our RA81 drives had CX or
KB prefixes, for example KB05249 (= December 1980?). The latter
site doesn't appear on the web page. I have a vague recollection of our
DEC engineer (Hi Clive!) saying it was Kaufberg in Germany (approx
Kaufbeuren (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaufbeuren)
Ted, were you around when the ICL 1906A was in service in Leeds ?
Early 1970's, when Mike Wells was director, and Jon Duke was Head
of Applications (I was in Jon Duke's group) ...