Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind magnetic tape drive control

Catalog Number

102731856

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number TC19-9 White gummed label front lower right (partially scraped off)
Serial number 1 Printed lower left of the back panel

Dimensions

overall: 8 3/4 in x 19 in x 6 1/2 in

Description

Object is a metal chassis bearing 2 BNC connectors, 9 tube sockets (5 populated), and three transformers and two terminal strips. All this projects to the rear, the front panel is blank. A multi-wire cable is connected from the terminal strip to a 13-pin round screw connector.

Category

Memory & storage/tape

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82