Artifact Details

Title

PHILCO 221

Catalog Number

102733303

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1969

Manufacturer

Philco

Identifying Numbers

Model number 221 Printed on the name plate on the front of the unit.
Serial number 814 Handwritten on the metal cover plate inside of the first control panel

Dimensions

overall: 68 in x 34 1/2 in x 34 in

Description

The record contians a Philco 212 with three bays. Two of the bays are bolted together: one of them has Ampex memory modules in it and the other has six card cages partially populated with printed circuit boards. In the bay with the PCBs there are fans at the top and a power supply at the bottom. The third bay hinges away from the other two and contains everal more power supplies. On the other side of the bay with the power supplies is a control panel. The panes has a volt meter, display lights, and other indicators. There is a handwritten sticker reading, "Bank 212 3." There is a scematic tapped to the inside of the upper split door, which covers the control panel. There is a small bag of parts attached to the unit.

Category

Digital computer/mainframe

Credit

Gift of Art Nesse

Lot Number

X136.82