Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind Rack Power Control Unit

Catalog Number

102729337

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Identifying Numbers

Model number MODEL 2 Etched on the front of the panel
Other number D-39647 Etched on the front of the panel
Serial number SERIAL NO. 31 Etched on the front of the panel

Dimensions

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

Description

The object is a metal panel apparently designed to bolt to a larger object. On the front of the panel are 11 fuse sockets (9 are populated), 11 indicator lights (all are populated), and 3 switches. The top of the panel reads RACK POWER CONTROL UNIT and M. I. T. SERVOMECHANISMS LABORATORY. Sample control labels include D. C. MASTER SWITCH, A. C. LINE SW, and +500 V. A label attached to the unit reads "Whirlwind Stack 2D."

Category

Component/module