Artifact Details

Title

DEC Magtape magnetic tape drive

Catalog Number

102733055

Type

Physical object

Manufacturer

Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Identifying Numbers

Model number dec magtape TE 16 9 CHANNEL Embossed on a metal plate on the front of the object
Model number TE16 EE Printed on a sticker on the inside of the swing-out door
Model number TJE16-EA Embossed on a metal plate on the back of the frame
Other number 12-09403-22 Written on a sticker attached to the back of the drive
Other number E-05862 DEC asset number on a sticker on the inside of the swing-out door
Other number M9039 Written on a tag attached to the back of the drive by a broken string. The object has been reattached next to the broken string.
Other number [Floor] V-2, [Room] 103, [Piece] 15 Written on an apparent move ticket attached to the front of the glass swing-out door
Serial number NI79006037U Embossed on a metal plate on the back of the frame
Serial number WS 12141 Printed on a sticker on the inside of the swing-out door

Dimensions

overall: 71 in x 21 in x 38 in

Description

The object is a magnetic tape drive housed in a metal frame, which is divided vertically into three compartments. In the top compartment is a 3 1/4-inch tape drive with with a 10 1/2-inch take-up reel, which is behind a glass swing-out door.. In the bottom two compartments are various operational components, a blower, and a power supply. Attached to the inside of the swing-out door is a single sheet of user (operational) information.

Category

Memory & storage/tape