Artifact Details

Title

3554 magnetic tape drive

Catalog Number

102668013

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Siemens

Identifying Numbers

Model number 3554 Printed on a white label on a support bin behind the rear door
Model number AT 1092 X S84383 Printed on a white label on a support bin behind the rear door
Other number 1 Printed on a yellow label on the left side of the top panel on the front.
Other number 157 SIEMENS 3554 Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number. On adhered yellow label on the right side panel of object.
Other number 280/97/78.3 Handwritten in marker on a yellow band of the top of the front door.
Other number 3554 Printed on a yellow stripe on the top of the front door.
Other number 451 310 Printed on a white label on a support bin behind the rear door
Other number 94.87.12 Computer Museum Aachen deprecated registration number. On adhered label on front panel of object.
Other number 9516 Printed on a white label on a support bin behind the rear door
Other number NVS 3 Handwritten on an orange label on a component behind the rear door.
Other number StKr 9 Handwritten on an orange label on a component behind the rear door.
Serial number 65234 Handwritten on a white label on a support bin behind the rear door
Serial number 65234 Stamped into the metal frame on the left side behind the rear door

Dimensions

overall: 66 in x 28 1/2 in x 30 in

Description

The object is a data tape drive in a large cabinet with a hinged front and back doors. On the front panel, at the top, there is a row of switches and status lights. Behind the front door, there are two reel mechanisms. Middle way down the left side, is a bank of buttons and toggle switches. At the bottom left side, there are two banks of fuses. There is a diagram printed on a label inside the front door. There is a red binder of schematics and other paperwork found inside the artifact and transferred to archives.

Category

Memory/tape

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007