Artifact Details

Title

Camera from CRT input on IBM 704

Catalog Number

102630104

Type

Physical object

Date

c. 1950s

Manufacturer

Bell & Howell

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1502 on inside of lid

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 8 x 5 1/2 in.

Description

Object is a 35mm roll-film carrier in cast metal with a gray crackle finish. Removing the lid held on with a thumbscrew exposes two axles for film spools and two cork-surfaced rollers and metal guides for advancing the film past a glass window. No other optics are provided so possibly the device is incomplete. On inside of lid is a small logo that may represent a stylized BH (Bell & Howell ?). That it was used with a 704 CRT is documented only by an identifying adhesive label located on side of unit.

Category

Test Equipment

Credit

Gift of Mac McLaughlin

Lot Number

X2279.2002