Artifact Details

Title

Plugboard wires for IBM, with hand-made multi-ended connectors

Catalog Number

102668489

Type

Physical object

Dimensions

overall: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; overall: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; overall: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; overall: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 11 in

Description

A variety of 28 handmade plugwires. Three (3) are 11' long with yellow wires, three (3) are 7-1/2" long with orange wires, eight (8) are 5-1/2" long with green wires, seven (7) are 4-1/2" long with blue wires, and seven (7) are a combination of various lengths and colors. All of the plugs have red plastic bases with brass and silver-colored metal plugs, and are spliced together with gray tape. One of the wires has a black heat-shrink connection instead of the gray tape.

Category

Component/connector

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007