Artifact Details


TU70-E tape drive

Catalog Number



Physical object


ca. 1978


Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 0016717 Stamped into the frame upper left rear
Other number 080-00941 Property tag, frame upper inside rear
Other number 3470G Handwritten on a paper label affixed to the left side of the card cage.
Other number tu-72EC Handwritten on a tag taped to the front of the frame.
Serial number 349 White label white rear panel


overall: 66 in x 30 1/2 in x 29 1/2 in


Object is a large metal cabinet housing a magnetic tape drive. There is a control panel on top with ten illuminated buttons, and the number "3" printed on the left. There is a large vacuum column in the center. There is a handwritten paper label on the front of the frame which says, "C60 mag tape." On the left side of the machine there is a handwritten tag with "KL10 10/1" written on it. On the front there is an "Interplant use only" shipping label.


Memory & storage/tape