Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind comparison register

Catalog Number

102731813

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Digital Computer Laboratory

Identifying Numbers

Other number B-52576 Printed on the front panel
Other number TC7,4-3 Written on a white gummed label
Serial number 4 Printed on the front panel

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 19 in x 6 1/4 in

Description

The object is a metal panel made to fit a standard 19 inch rack-mount. On the front of the panel are 16 red indicator lights (all are populated) and 16 clear indicator lights (all are populated). These are divided into two groups of eight. Partiallly covering the printed panel labels are black plastic labels reading: MITE 4 CONTROL, MITE 7 CONTROL, CALIB. COMPARISON REGISTER with the COMPARISON REGISTER label mounted over the CALIB. label. On the back of the object are 2 terminal strips. Attached to the terminal strips is a board containing integrated circuits. A tag attached to the object reads "Whirlwind Indicator Panel s/n 4 3L".

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82