Artifact Details


Plugboard for IBM 548 Interpreter

Catalog Number



Physical object


International Business Machines (IBM)

Identifying Numbers

Model number 548 Lower edge back side of panel
Other number 210150 Etched into back right frame edge
Other number 210151 Etched into back left frame edge
Other number 301886 Etched into back top frame edge
Other number 30887 Etched into back bottom frame edge


overall: 11 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in


Object is a plugboard for the IBM type 548 card interpreter. A few plug wires are in place holding down a paper cover that documents the purpose of the holes. On the bottom edge of the frame is handwritten "EXTRA Board". On the top is a white gummed label that is dirty and worn but says in part "Job masters, job details".


Memory & storage/connector / plugboard