This is the front of the LINC EIGHT. The top is holders for LINCtapes. Below it is the LINCtape drive. The drive acts like a serial floppy. It is formatted in fixed block size with a file system. Tape mount on the right reel. The later DECtapes mount on the left reel. The table size is exaggerated by the camera angle.
Below the tape drive is the display. It is a modified Tektronix RM561A oscilloscope. The plugin modules are custom for this computer. The display is an XY point plot display. Below that is the front panel which has separate sets of lights and switches for the LINC CPU and the PDP-8 CPU.
In the upper right is the patch panel which you would use to connect the computer to experiment equipment. The computer had an 8-bit analog to digital converter with 8 +-1V inputs and 8 inputs from the pots around the oscilloscope. The panel supports relay and logic outputs and logic inputs.
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