Artifact Details

Title

IBM 2401 tape drive salesman's model

Catalog Number

102711481

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 2401 Label on bottom
Other number WRPS Label on bottom

Dimensions

overall: 5 1/2 in x 2 3/8 in x 2 3/8 in

Description

The object consists of an IBM 2401 9 track mag tape drive, which is part of the IBM 360 system.

Category

Ephemera/other

Curator Notes

When selling large, expensive computer systems, many manufacturers created salesman models to help customers visualize what they were buying as well as to assist in planning where and how to install these complex room-sized computer systems.

Credit

Gift of Mac McLaughlin

Lot Number

X2279.2002
 

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