Artifact Details

Title

Harvard Mark III magnetic head

Catalog Number

102682073

Type

Physical object

Date

1949 ca.

Manufacturer

Harvard University. Computation Laboratory

Place Manufactured

Cambridge, MA, US

Dimensions

overall: 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 4 in

Description

Object consists of magnetic head with attached shielded cable and plug. Believed to be part of drum memory used on the Harvard Mark III. Pole tip width approx. 3/32". "HARVARD COMPUTATION LABORATORY" is molded into plastic housing.

Category

Memory/drum

Subject

ADEC; magnetic drum

Credit

Gift of Gerald W. LaVigne

Lot Number

X4113.2007