Artifact Details

Title

Univac's wire type memory for a space vehicle

Catalog Number

102664697

Type

Still Image

Publisher

Sperry Rand Corporation. Univac Division

Identifying Numbers

Other number Fig 3
Other number OOC 1337

Dimensions

8 1/4 x 11 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a wire memory for a space vehicle lying on top of a grill type surface. There is a Univac ruler showing inches and centimeters lying beside the memory to indicate size. The image shot is circular in shape but it is not a fisheye photo as the sides are not blurred or warped. Light is coming from the right edge of image. J. Presper Eckert describes this type of memory in his speech "Industry Science & Technology in Last Third of the Century, 1966" as "...wire memory produced use in a space vehicle." (p. 7). Written on verso side is "Fig. 3". Written in pencil on small white strip included with binder is "1337".

Category

Publicity photograph; Identification photograph

Subject

Univac computer--History; Eckert, J. Presper, Jr.

Collection Title

J. Pres Eckert papers

Series Title

Photographs

Credit

Purchase of the Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3115.2005