Artifact Details

Title

7623 Console control (IBM Stretch)

Catalog Number

102733224

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1961

Manufacturer

International Business Machines (IBM)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number IBM 7623 On a plastic label that was formerly affixed to the computer.
Other number X 7623-30003 MI On a metal manufacturer's tag inside a panel at the bottom left of the back of the unit.

Dimensions

overall: 57 7/8 in x 30 5/8 in x 29 in

Description

This unit is part of the IBM Stretch Computer System. It has 14 gates that swing out on the front and back of the unit to access the logic modules. There are blue access panels at the top and bottom on the front and back of the unit that allows access to the gate latches. There is a control panel on the top left of the front of the unit. It includes power on and power off switches and a red toggle switch labeled "Main Line On Off." Underneath the switches are 6 rows of indicator lights with labels such as "Data Register" and "Communication and Status."

Category

I/O/console / panel

Credit

Gift of Lowell Wood

Lot Number

X2462.2002