Artifact Details

Title

Burroughs AN/FST-2

Catalog Number

102627316

Type

Still Image

Publisher

Burroughs Corporation

Identifying Numbers

Other number P3210 Verso pencil

Dimensions

overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in

Description

Black and white image of a Burroughs AN/FST-2. The image shows to separated long rows of cabinets. Between the cabinets are four "viewing tubes". In the background in the center is another row of cabinets with large white pipes on each side. Two men are standing looking into the
the viewing tubes. Verso: Paper insert: "The AN/FST-2 itself-- two long rows of wires, tubes, circuit boards and memory coils. As one is turned off for maintenance, the other takes over, insuring 24-hours-a day, 7-days-a-week flow of information to the Direction Center. Inspectors use two of four scopes (above center) which are maintenance tools used to scan wave shapes received by radars and processed by the Burroughs equipment. Key points within the data processing system can be checked via these scopes to assure operators that proper information is reaching the Direction Center.

Category

Photograph

Lot Number

X7413.2015