Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind bus driver arithmetic rack

Catalog Number

102733435

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number A5-1 Handwritten on a white sticker on the back.
Serial number 5 Printed in the top left corner of the top, on the phenolic board at the back, and on a sticker.

Dimensions

overall: 8 in x 26 in x 11 1/2 in

Description

The rack contains five vacuum tubes of varying type. There are 16 coaxial connectors boardering object. At one end there is a connector. On the opposite side there is a densly populated phenolic board. "NR3701-Box1#1 us driver arithmetic rack #5" is handwritten in red on a paper note taped to the top of the object.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of Compaq Computer Corporation

Lot Number

X7422.2015