Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind II / SAGE prototype control panel

Catalog Number

102732032

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Identifying Numbers

Other number 1041 Written on a paper sticker attached to the top of the object
Other number 1056 Written on a paper sticker attached to the top of the object
Other number 44 Written on a paper tag attached to the object
Other number E6-5 Written on a paper sticker attached to the bottom of the object

Dimensions

overall: 16 1/2 in x 26 in x 8 in

Description

The object consists of a metal panel with 16 relays, 11 vacuum tube sockets (3 are populated), 12 BNC connectors, 3 power connectors (2 male and 1 female), and 9 indicator lights attached to it on the top. Attached to the bottom are various components and wires. Black friction tape has been cut and attached to the top of the object to form the letter "A." Key labels attached to the object read "TAPE FORWARD," "START TAPE," and "STOP TAPE."

Category

I/O/console / panel