Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind logic cabinet

Catalog Number

102733178

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 2956(00) Stamped in white on almost every panel.

Dimensions

overall: 87 in x 114 in x 28 in

Description

Object is a heavy steel frame with upper and lower sections. The lower section supports eleven similar panels each labeled "MTC POWER DISTRIBUTION PANEL MOD II." The upper section supports several taller panels each carrying plug-in modules or arrays of tubes. From left to right these panels are:
"PLUG-IN UNIT MTG PANEL DIGIT PLANE DRIVER MTC SERIAL #6" carries 17 plug-in modules.
"PLUG-IN UNIT MTG PANEL SENSE AMPLIFIER MTC SERIAL #0" carries 17 plug-in modules.
"MAR CATHODE FOLLOWER PAN. SERIAL #1" has sockets for 32 octal tubes, 20 populated.
"MAR FF & BANK B FF & CF PIUMP(sic) #1" carries 15 smaller two-tube modules.
"MAR CATHODE FOLLOWER PAN. SERIAL #2" has sockets for 32 octal tubes, 20 populated.
"MAR READOUT GATE DRIVER & GT PANEL SERIAL #1" has sockets for 32 octal tubes, 20 populated.
"PLUG-IN UNIT MTG PANEL SENSING AMPLIFIER MTC SERIAL #2" has 17 plug-in modules
"PLUG-IN UNIT MTG PANEL DIGIT PLANE DRIVER MTC SERIAL #2" has 17 plug-in modules.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82