Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind bus driver flip-flop storage rack

Catalog Number

102733459

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 00188 Printed on a white paper label on the top center of the panel.
Other number F3-1 Handwritten on a white paper label at the lower right corner of the underside.
Serial number 3 Printed in white paint on both the upper left corner of the top of the panel and the lower right corner of the underside.

Dimensions

overall: 11 5/8 in x 26 in x 8 1/4 in

Description

The object is a metal panel with a phenolic board mounted underneath. There are sockets for six octal vacuum tubes; all are populated. There are 12 BNC connectors around the edges, and one 29-pin connector on the left side. A screen-printed label at the upper-left corner of the top, and on the lower-right of the underside, reads "BUS DRIVER FLIP-FLOP STORAGE RACK SERIAL # 3." There is a 3 by 5 card taped to the top with the message "NR3701 - Box2 - #4 BUS DRIVER Flip-Flop Storage Rack #2,3,4" handwritten in red.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of Compaq Computer Corporation

Lot Number

X7422.2015