Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind computer magnetic tape mechanism

Catalog Number

102731999

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Raytheon Company

Place Manufactured

Waltham, Mass., U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number RX-2933 Found on a name plate rivetted to the chassis.
Other number 345-5871 Handwritten in yellow ink on the left side of the chassis.
Serial number 16 Found on a Raytheon name plate rivetted to the chassis.
Serial number 5 Whirlwind serial number found on a plastic label below the manufacturer's plate

Dimensions

overall: 14 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in

Description

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.

Category

Memory & storage/tape

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82