Artifact Details

Title

IBM 1285 optical reader salesman's model

Catalog Number

102711482

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 1285 On label on bottom

Dimensions

overall: 5 in x 6 in x 3 in

Description

The object consists of a saleman's model of an IBM 1285 optical reader. This optical reader was compatible with the IBM 360 system and the IBM 1447 consoles.

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