Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind 302 accumulator

Catalog Number

102731561

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number A15-3 Written on a sticker attached to the back of the object

Dimensions

overall: 27 1/2 in x 26 in x 8 1/2 in

Description

The object is a large metal panel with 31 BNC connectors and one multi-pin male connector. There are sockets for 28 vacuum tubes of which 12 are populated. On the back of the panel, there are two sets of indicator lights, one red and one clear. Seven vacuum tubes have fallen out of their sockets and have been packaged separately and attached to the object; their socket numbers (written on the side of the tubes) are V-2 (2), V-18, V-24, V-25, V26, and one with no V-number.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82