Artifact Details

Title

Harvard Mark II/III drum read-write head assembly

Catalog Number

102733610

Type

Physical object

Date

ca. 1947

Identifying Numbers

Other number 5-EM-13 CWPE

Dimensions

overall: 15 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in x 34 in

Description

The object is apparently one of a pair of drum read-write head assemblies from the Harvard Mark II or Mark III. Attached to two metal bracket are 9 metal castings with 21 heads on each casting. Also attached to the bracket is a male connector with 13 pins. All of the read-write heads are labeled HARVARD COMPUTATION LABORATORY.

Category

Memory & storage/drum