Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind fuse panel

Catalog Number

102731811

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number C10-8 Written on a white label on underside
Serial number 2 Printed on terminal block

Dimensions

overall: 4 1/2 in x 26 in x 6 1/2 in; plug cable: 3 1/8 in x 2 in x 28 in

Description

Object is a metal rack bearing a large terminal block with four rows of 34 connections each. Between the second and third rows, there are spring loaded fusable links or shunts. Small round black cylinders screw into some of the positions on the third row.There are three groups of jumpers connecting some of the bottom positions. The first 17 positions of the top row are fed into a tape wrapped cable which is terminated by a large 29 contact female connector. The seven positions at the right are connected to short lengths of wire terminated by a spade lug. Printed on the metal rack below the fuse panel is FUSE PANEL CONTROL RACK.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82