Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind 842 parity register

Catalog Number

102731800

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 842 On black label affixed to the wire side.
Other number 01092 On white gummed label lower left
Other number 02080 On white gummed label lower right
Other number 02097 On white gummed label lower right
Other number 303 B Printed on upper left corner
Other number DIGITS 015 Printed on upper left corner
Serial number 25 On black label affixed to the wire side.

Dimensions

overall: 16 in x 26 in x 16 in

Description

Object is a large metal panel bearing 20 BNC connectors and one multi-pin male connector. It has sockets for 12 vacuum tubes, of which 7 are populated. A card attached to the front with celephane tape reads "NR3701 - Box 4 - #11, 842 Parity Register #25" agrees with the black label on the wire side, but disagrees with the printed information in the upper left corner. The printed information is partially obscurred by black adhesive residue.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82