Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind vacuum tube rack

Catalog Number

102731756

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 340 Etched on a plate on the bottom of the object labled PIUMP #
Other number E7-8 Hand written on paper label on back of object
Other number E7-F Etched on a plate on the bottom of the object
Serial number SERIAL 340 Stamped on the rack

Dimensions

overall: 12 1/2 in x 26 in x 7 1/2 in

Description

The object is a rack holding 10 vacuum tube assemblies. Each assembly contains two vacuum tubes. All tubes are present. 9 of the assemblies have hand labeled paper tags saying "E7-8-n" where "n" indicates the slot the assembly is in. The object also has 17 BNC connectors and 2 terminal strips with 11 terminals each. Three indicator light assembles are attached to the object.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82