Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind cathode-ray oscillograph

Catalog Number

102729312

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Allen B. Du Mont Laboratories

Place Manufactured

Clifton N.J.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 3023 Stamped on the bottom of the object
Other number 889 2900 Stamped on the side of the object
Other number TYPE 304-HR Printed on the top of the object
Serial number SERIAL 5X80 Printed on the top of the object

Dimensions

overall: 8 3/4 in x 19 in x 7 in

Description

The object consists of a metal plate containing a plastic display (5.5 inches in diameter) and a number of plastic controls (example labels: SYNC SELECTOR, Y ATTENUATOR, X SELECTOR, SWEEP RANGE. and INTENSITY). The glass tube below the plastic display is broken with jagged pieces sticking out of the metal cover. A tag attached to the object reads "Whirlwind Stack 4G." This oscillograph was used by Ken Olsen in development of Whirlwind.

Category

Test equipment

Credit

Gift of Ken Olsen

Lot Number

X27.81