Artifact Details

Title

Raytheon PB 250 computer

Catalog Number

102667954

Type

Physical object

Date

1964

Manufacturer

Raytheon Company

Identifying Numbers

Model number pb 250 Embossed on the handles covering doors to the topmost component
Other number 411.95.5.1 Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number written on a piece of paper attached to the bottom of the shelf

Dimensions

overall: 73 in x 24 in x 52 in

Description

The object is a computer consisting of various electronic components packaged in a large metal container. A wood and metal shelf has been attached to the front of the object at approximately mid-height. A paper label attached to the bottom of the shelf contains the text "Reg.Nr.:," "Inv.Nr:,", "Herkunft:," and "Datum:." Attached to the side of the shelf is a control panel with toggle switches with labels in English (examples: Command, Operand, O'flow, Parity). The components include a "Coupler PB250-Plotter," which has German labels on the controls (examples: Netz, Stanze, Ein, Aus). Three connector cables exit through a square hole in the shelf. Additional cables, a power cord, and paper tape chads are loosely attached or loose inside the object. A plastic bag attached to the object contains 4 metal parts found with the master object.

Category

Digital computer/mainframe

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007