Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind magnetic tape aux control panel

Catalog Number

102673812

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Serial number #, Label on front

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 19 in x 9 in

Description

Object is a rack-mount panel labelled "MAGNETIC TAPE AUX CONTROL PANEL" and bearing on the front red, white, yellow indicators and some toggle and pushbutton switches. Projecting from the back are a glass tube (not a vacuum tube but a glass-enclosed relay) and metal can pluggable modules. Near-indecipherable stamped text reads "WRD...??" Labels (loose, bagged) include "AUTO REW FWD REV STOP" which match to the push-buttons.

Category

Memory/tape