Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind indicator panel MOD II

Catalog Number

102731901

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Identifying Numbers

Model number B-52576 Printed in white on front of panel
Other number TC3-7 Handwritten on torn white paper label affixed to front of unit
Serial number SERIAL # 72 Printed in white on front of panel

Dimensions

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

Description

The object is a metal panel apparently designed to bolt to a larger object. On the front of the panel are 16 red indicator lights (all are populated) and 16 white indicator lights (all are populated). Printed on the front of the panel are INDICATOR PANEL MOD II and M.I.T. DIGITAL COMPUTER LAB. A plastic label on the bottom front of the unit has "B REGISTER" engraved on it. Other plastic labels have the words "BUFF. DRUM" and "FIELD CONTROL" engraved on them. On the back of the object are 2 terminal strips. Attached to the terminal strips is a board containing integrated circuits; these attachments obviously postdate the original object. A tag attached to the object reads "Whirlwind Stack 3H".

Category

I/O/console / panel

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82