Whirlwind computer magnetic tape mechanism
Waltham, Mass., U.S.
||Found on a name plate rivetted to the chassis.
||Handwritten in yellow ink on the left side of the chassis.
||Found on a Raytheon name plate rivetted to the chassis.
||Whirlwind serial number found on a plastic label below the manufacturer's plate
overall: 14 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in
The object is magnetic tape mechanism with six tracks on a half inch tape. There is a feed reel and tensioning mechanism. The takeup reel appears to be missing.
Memory & storage/tape
Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation