Artifact Details

Title

Harvard Mark II/III drum read-write head assembly

Catalog Number

102732480

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1947

Identifying Numbers

Other number 96566 Embossed on a metal plate attached to the metal bracket
Other number 96566 Etched on the metal bracket

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/2 in x 15 in x 12 in

Description

The object is one of a pair of drum read-write head assemblies from the Harvard Mark II or Mark III. Attached to the metal bracket are 24 read-write heads in two rows of 12 each. Also attached to the bracket is a male connector with 24 pins. All of the read-write heads are labeled HARVARD COMPUTATION LABORATORY.

Category

Memory & storage/drum