Artifact Details

Title

Telefunken TSP500 disk drive

Catalog Number

102669918

Type

Physical object

Date

1969

Manufacturer

Burroughs Corporation

Identifying Numbers

Other number 87385 Found on a green sticker in the top right corner of the front of the machine.

Dimensions

overall: 49 in x 18 1/2 in x 44 in

Description

The record contains a disk drive with four large platters on a common axle, inside airtight boxes. At the front are two glass portholes through which you can see the platters. At the bottom rear there is a switch panel with two toggle switches and a push button. Above that are three pressure gages. At the rear is a wire-wrapped circuit boards or 14x8 pluggable resistor modules. On the back is a label giving start-up procedures.

Category

Memory/disk

Collection Title

SAP Collection

Credit

SAP Collection, Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X3709.2007