Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind vacuum tube module rack

Catalog Number

102733468

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Identifying Numbers

Other number E14-5 Handwritten on a white sticker on the bottom of the frame.
Serial number 447 Stamped in white on the frame. The number is partially obscurred by a module.

Dimensions

overall: 13 in x 26 in x 7 1/2 in

Description

This is a generic module rack with 10 modules installed, seven with two vacuum tubes. One of the modules is empty, and two are missing a tube. There are tags on each of the modules, numbering them E14-5-1 through 10. There are nine coaxial connectors with cut wires and some open connections. There are also numbers on each of the cooaxial connector spaces, which read J1-1 through J10-4. At one end there are two terminal strips on the top, two at the bottom, and one on the side of the chassis. "PIUMP #447 E 14-J" is also engraved on a black plastic label at the bottom of the rack. There are five sets of indicator lights along the bottom. Each set has one red light and one white light.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of Compaq Computer Corporation

Lot Number

X7422.2015