Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind vacuum tube rack

Catalog Number

102733444

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number E14-13 Hand written on paper label on back of object.
Serial number SERIAL 458 Stamped on the top left corner of the rack.

Dimensions

overall: 12 1/2 in x 26 in x 7 1/2 in

Description

The object is a rack holding 10 vacuum tube assemblies, but only four of the positions are wired. Three of these are occupied with vacuum tube assemblies, one seems to be missing. Each assembly contains two vacuum tubes. All tubes are present. The three assemblies have hand labeled paper tags saying "E14-13-n" where "n" indicates the slot the assembly is in. The object also has 8 BNC connectors and 2 terminal strips with 11 terminals each.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of Compaq Computer Corporation

Lot Number

X7422.2015