Artifact Details

Title

IBM 700 series vacuum tube module

Catalog Number

102730242

Type

Physical object

Date

1955 ca.

Manufacturer

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 0033E Stamped in black ink on top of metal frame.
Other number 520285 Stamped in black ink on top of metal frame

Dimensions

overall: 9 5/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in

Description

The object is an IBM 700 series vacuum tube module. These modules were used in 701, 702, 704, 705, and 709 computers. The module consists of a steel front plate with 8 miniature tube sockets. There is a plastic connector located about 5 inches behind the front plate. A plastic frame between the front plate and the connector supports 4 tiers of terminal strips. A variety of discrete components are soldered between the terminals on the strips. The connector has a locking cam on a shaft which protrudes through the front plate.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of Paul Pierce

Lot Number

X7021.2014