Artifact Details

Title

IBM System/360 salesman's model of a 2403 Tape Adapter Unit & 2404 Tape Drive

Catalog Number

102662325

Type

Physical object

Date

1964 ca.

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 2403 On label on underside
Model number 2404 On label on underside

Dimensions

overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in

Description

Not certain that this was manufactured by IBM. Appears to be scale model with only moderate detail. Construction appears to be plastic cast around wood with added details.

Category

Ephemera/other

Curator Notes

When selling large, expensive computer systems, many manufacturers created salesman models to help customers visualize what they were buying as well as to assist in planning where and how to install these complex room-sized computer systems.

Credit

Gift of Al Burstiner

Lot Number

X3749.2007