Artifact Details

Title

Abacus I computer

Catalog Number

102728819

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Lane Industries

Place Manufactured

North Hollywood, California, USA

Identifying Numbers

Model number L918 Stamped on metal plate on top of object
Other number 100013 DWG NO - Stamped on metal plate on top of object
Other number E-1355 Typed on yellow inventory tag from SOUTHWESTERN AT MEMPHIS DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Serial number 111 Stamped on metal plate on top of object

Dimensions

overall: 16 in x 17 1/8 in x 9 1/2 in

Description

This object is housed in a nice wooden box with a leather handle on top. There is sloped metal front panel with 18 dials with calibrations from -2.5 to plus 2.5. The dials are labeled with degree values as follows: 0, 20, 40,......, 320, 340. There is also a 9 position selector switch, an analog meter, 1 toggle switch labeled X1/X2. There is also an ON/OFF switch, a pilot light, and a recessed twist-lock plug for a power cord.

Category

Digital computer/portable / luggable

Credit

Gift of Brent Hoffmeister

Lot Number

X5567.2010