Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/14/reg_picture_puzzler/

El Reg posts dirty pics for old computer buffs

It's a puzzler....

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Hardware, 14th April 2012 14:02 GMT

Blocks and Files Reckon you know your computer history? Well, let's find out.

Here's a set of 11 pictures taken from assorted old computers. Your mission Jim, should you accept it, is to identify what's in these pictures and what's the computer or computer device they were found in.

I'll follow this article up with another in a week or two's time listing all the answers and naming the top five contributors of answers.

Here are the pictures:

A valve or other glass-enclosed thing:

Picture 1

First picture.

Wires and wires wrapped in bigger wires. Did Kubrick use this as a style theme for his 2001 film?:

Picture 2

Second picture

Remember these coloured switches?

Picture 3

Picture three

The next image looks like a complex washing machine front panel - but it isn't :-)

Picture 4

Picture 4

The picture below must be digital; remember that logo?

Picture 5

Picture 5

Next we have rings and wires. Which Lord of the Rings is this?

Picture 6

Sixth picture

Next a reminder of how we used to love soldering:

Picture 7

Picture 7

Yikes! Wiring complexity next:

Picture 8

Picture 8

Can you get the next one wrapped?

Picture 9

Picture 9

M, er, M, er, er, what the heck is this below?

Picture 10

Picture 10

Letters next. A printer?

Picture 11

Picture 11

That's it. Reckon you know what they are? Email your entries to me here - and post any public comments about this in the Reg Forum Picture Puzzler topic. ®