Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind Rack

Catalog Number

102673875

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dimensions

overall: 11 in x 90 in x 27 in

Description

Object consists of two large square metal panels connected by metal rails. The upper panel is a "308 DIVIDE CONTROL Serial #1" It has 25 empty tube sockets. The lower panel is a "VERTICAL DISPLAY DECODER". It carries 33 pluggable modules, in three rows of eleven. Each module carries sockets for two tubes. In one module, both sockets are empty. In ten modules, one socket is empty and one populated with a tube. The other 22 modules have each two tubes in place. A number of BNC connectors for cables are visible.

Attached with tape was a card (bagged) reading "NR3128-Box 1- #8 / 308 DIVIDE CONTROL / #1"

Object is very heavy and very awkward to move.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82